# Category: Mechanics of Materials

## Calculating the Maximum Axial Capacity for a Pinned Steel Column

March 3, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the first example in our mechanics of materials course covering column buckling. The goal of this example is to calculate the maximum axial capacity for a pinned steel column.   The engineering problem statement states,   The W8 x 31 column shown below is pinned at both ends. Find…

## Calculating the Maximum In-Plane Shear Strain and Associated Orientation for a Differential Plane Strain Element

February 27, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the third example in our mechanics of materials course covering strain transformation. The goal of this example is to calculate the maximum in-plane shear strain and associated orientation for a differential plane strain element.   The engineering problem statement states,   The differential element shown in the figure below…

## Calculating the Principal Strains and Associated Orientation for a Differential Plane Strain Element

February 27, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the second example in our mechanics of materials course covering strain transformation. The goal of this example is to calculate the principal strains and associated orientation for a differential plane strain element.   The engineering problem statement states,   The differential element shown in the figure below experiences a…

## Calculating the Transformed Strain for a Differential Plane Strain Element

February 27, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the first example in our mechanics of materials course covering strain transformation. The goal of this example is to calculate the transformed strain for a differential plane strain element.   The engineering problem statement states,   The differential element shown in the figure below experiences a state of plane…

## Calculating the Maximum In-Plane Shear Stress and Associated Orientation for a Differential Plane Stress Element

February 27, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the third example in our mechanics of materials course covering stress transformation. The goal of this example is to calculate the maximum in-plane shear stress and associated orientation for a differential plane stress element.   The engineering problem statement states,   The differential element shown in the figure below…