Basic Stress and Strain

  • D. W. A. Rees
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Abstract

Direct stress is the internal force a material exerts per unit of its area A when it resists an external axial force, W. Since the external force may be either tensile (+) or compressive (−) the direct stress is written as:
(3.1)

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© D.W.A. Rees 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. A. Rees
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Manufacturing and Engineering SystemsBrunel UniversityUK

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