Engineering Question: How much overlap for 2 steel tubes to develop max strength?

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  1. x

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    If we have two steel tubes (as in a seatpost and a down tube) and slide one inside the other; how
    much overlap is needed before maximum strength is attained? I'm guessing it has something to do with
    the diameter of one of the tubes...
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    Pete Cresswell
     
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  2. Scic

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    >From: "(Pete Cresswell)" [email protected]

    >If we have two steel tubes...

    I seem to recall the minimum insertion point to be 4X the OD of the smaller tube, but don't ask me
    where it was read/heard/learned because I don't know.

    Sig Chicago
     
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