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Subject: Is a 1/4 in thick pipe strong enough not to buckle

Date: Thu Feb 1 11:13:50 2001
Posted by Adam
Grade level: 10-12 School: Lee's Summit North
City: Lee's Summit State/Province: MO Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 981044030.Eg

For a math project we were looking at making a projectile launcher that 
measured 6' long with an inside barrel diameter equal to a tennis ball and 
a thickness of 1".  However the machinists in town can not obtain aluminum 
that thick, instead they can only get 1/4".  Would this be strong enough to 
not buckle under atleast 1000 psi?

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