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…

# Category: Mechanics of Materials

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

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…

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…

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…