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Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 5 LINEAR ELASTICITY, HOOKE’S LAW, AND POISSON’S RATIO Many structural materials, including most metals, wood, plastics, and ceramics, behave both elastically and linearly when first loaded.

FIG. 1-5 Example 1-1. Hollow aluminum post in compression Solution Assuming that the compressive load acts at the center of the hollow tube, we can use the equation s 5 P/A (Eq. 1-1) to calculate the normal stress. 2 The compressive strain (from Eq. 012 in. d e ϭ ᎏᎏ ϭ ᎏᎏ ϭ 750 ϫ 10Ϫ6 16 in. L Thus, the stress and strain in the post have been calculated. Note: As explained earlier, strain is a dimensionless quantity and no units are needed. For clarity, however, units are often given. /in. /in. Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning.

Therefore, we obtain the following expression for the magnitude of the stresses: P s ϭ ᎏᎏ A (1-1) This equation gives the intensity of uniform stress in an axially loaded, prismatic bar of arbitrary cross-sectional shape. When the bar is stretched by the forces P, the stresses are tensile stresses; if the forces are reversed in direction, causing the bar to be compressed, we obtain compressive stresses. Inasmuch as the stresses act in a direction perpendicular to the cut surface, they are called normal stresses.

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