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Mechanics of Materials

Strain

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Strain

We have considered stresses which are a

force applied over a cross section
Stresses acting on deformable materials
produce changes in the materials they are
acting on
These changes can be displacements and/
or deformations depending on how they act

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Strain

we talk about an normal or axial
deformation
A normal deformation accompanies a
normal stress
The deformation will be either an elongation
or a compression

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Strain

An elongation will be considered positive

and a compression negative
This follows the sign convention for
stresses
The amount of deformation is given by the
symbol (delta) and has units of length

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Strain

If
shown below

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Strain

Withoutthe stress applied, the axial length

of the object is L

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Strain

With
the stress applied, the length of the
object is L+

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Strain

So the deformation of the object is , which

is the change in length in the axial direction

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Strain

If
we take the ratio of this change in length
to the original length, we have the strain in

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Strain

Theaxial strain in this object is the ratio of

the axial deformation to the original axial
length

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Strain

Theunits of axial strain (normal strain) will

be length per length

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Strain

Strains can produce stresses and stresses

can produce strains
Typically they occur together in a
deformable material
How much will be determined based on the
material

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Strain

Strain
is denoted by the symbol (epsilon)
Mathematically, strain is given by

=
L

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Strain =
L

Units of strain are units of length/length and

therefore appear dimensionless
Special units of strain are , which is units
of 10-6 times strain (this is called
microstrain)
You may also see strain given as a percent

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Strain =
L

Theaxial strain problems in the early part

of this book are more trig/geometry
problems than typical materials problems.

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Problem P2.2

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Homework

P 2.1
P 2.3

P 2.5

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