Category: Mechanics of Materials

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…