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MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
T h i r d E d i t i on
Beer • Johnston • DeWolf 11 - 3
•A uniform rod is subjected to a slowly increasingload•The
done by the load P as the rodelongates by a small
iswhich is equal to the area of width
under the load-deformation diagram.
work elementarydx P dU
done by the load for a deformation
,which results in an increase of
in the rod.
energy strainwork total dx P U
x P kxdxkxU
•In the case of a linear elastic deformation,