Log Splitter Series (Part 4): Axial, Bending, and Shear Stresses


In part 4 of this series, Corey shows how to combine axial, bending, and shear stresses of the main log splitter beam using Mohr’s Circle.  He also give his thoughts on the design factor of the section.

Corey Rasmussen

Corey is the Managing Director of the Mentored Engineer and owner of Rasmussen Design. He received his BSME from Baylor University and holds a professional engineering license in North Carolina and Texas. He has been an engineer since 2002 with extensive experience in engineering design, fabrication and troubleshooting. He specializes in mobile equipment, hydraulic systems and machine design. He has two patents

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