By David Johnson
Lately an expanding emphasis has been put on numerically dependent equipment of structural research. This has been mirrored within the creation of structural mechanics texts which are oriented in the direction of specific numerical methodologies, specially the finite aspect procedure. while this method serves the wishes of capability examine engineers, a focus at the numerical research points of structural mechanics is of much less relevance to specialist engineers, who're more likely to be anxious with the use and interpretation of numerical analyses, yet no longer within the improvement of the methodologies.
It is to this staff that complex Structural Mechanics is principally addressed.
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72) shows that longitudinal direct stress will exist under plane strain conditions, provided that Poisson’s ratio is non-zero. The equation may also be used to determine the longitudinal direct stresses, once a solution for σ x and σ y has been established. 74) show that plane stress and plane strain solutions are identical for the case of zero Poisson’s ratio. 1) is intermediate between plane stress and strain, since its thickness is equal to its other dimensions. However, since zero Poisson’s ratio was assumed, the plane stress solution obtained will be equally applicable to plane strain conditions.
For a rectangular element (Fig. 1)). As usually formulated, the resulting finite element is such that strain, and stress, vary linearly over the element. This represents an enhancement over the constant-strain–stress representation of the triangular element, but is obtained at the expense of reduced geometric freedom, since rectangular elements cannot easily model irregularly shaped plates, and the possibilities for the production of graded, irregular element meshes are much more limited than in the case of triangular elements (Fig.
Arnold, London. Chapters 5 and 14 cover the analysis of stress and strain. Ove Arup and Partners (1977) The Design of Deep Beams in Reinforced Concrete. CIRIA, London. Includes plane stress analyses of a variety of deep beams. Ross, C. T. F. (1996) Finite Element Techniques in Structural Mechanics. Albion, Chichester. Chapter 3 provides a stiffness matrix for a constant strain triangular element with non-zero Poisson’s ratio. Stroud, K. A. (1995) Engineering Mathematics. Macmillan, Basingstoke.