Enough Rigid Thinking: Elastostatics



Well, now we’ll have to dump quite a bit of what we’ve learned up to this point. This is because one basic assumption from Chapter 1 has to be disregarded entirely. From now on, bodies are no longer rigid, but elastic. We’re getting closer to something approaching reality here. Taking an everyday and easily understandable example, let’s imagine a pierced nipple, which has a number of weights on it to enhance the arousal factor. Going by Chapter 1, we can calculate the forces and moments acting upon the breast — but now we want to determine the lengthening of the breast as well.


Normal Force Maximum Shear Stress Elastic Line Maximum Normal Stress Geometrical Moment 
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