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In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the behaviours of solid objects under various kinds of loading stresses.

Q1:

How does the critical loading force for a long column vary with the length of the column?

Q2:

How does the critical loading force for a long column vary with the diameter of the column?

Q3:

The strain produced in a rod for different applied tensile loads is shown in the accompanying diagram. The equilibrium length of the rod is 3.0 cm and its equilbirum diameter is 10.0 mm. What is the ultimate tensile stress of the rod’s material?

Q4:

The strain produced in a rod for different applied tensile loads is shown in the accompanying diagram. The equilibrium length of the rod is 5 cm and its equilbirum diameter is 1.0 mm. What is the approximate yield stress of the material?

Q5:

For the loaded crane hook shown in the accompanying diagram, along which plane is the largest stress likely to exist?

Q6:

How does a cantilever support differ from a simple beam support?

Q7:

For a uniformly loaded cantilevered beam, how does the bending moment depend upon position along the length of the beam?

Q8:

For a uniformly loaded cantilevered beam, how does shear within the beam depend upon position along the length of the beam?

Q9:

How do distributed or continuous loads differ from discrete loads?

Q10:

The strain produced in a rod for different applied tensile loads is shown in the accompanying diagram. The equilibrium length of the rod is 5 cm and its equilbirum diameter is 3.0 mm. What is the ultimate tensile stress of the rod’s material?

Q11:

How is the beam configuration shown in the accompanying diagram loaded and supported?

Q12:

For an end-loaded cantilevered beam, how does shear within the beam depend upon position along the length of the beam?

Q13:

How does column buckling differ from column fracture?

Q14:

What is the most basic difference between the processes of necking and drawing?

Q15:

What is the process of fracture as used in the study of the strength of materials?

Q16:

Q17:

How does the critical loading force for a long column vary with the Young’s modulus of the column material?

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