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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stress Can Lead To Structural Failure

In continuum mechanics, stress is a measure of the internal forces acting within a deformable body. Quantitatively, it is a measure of the average force per unit area of a surface within the body on which internal forces act. These internal forces arise as a reaction to external forces applied on the body. Because the loaded deformable body is assumed to behave as a continuum, these internal forces are distributed continuously within the volume of the material body, and result in deformation of the body's shape. Beyond certain limits of material strength, this can lead to a permanent shape change or structural failure.







5 comments:

  1. That looks dangerous to be in the line of fire.
    You could put an eye out with those things.

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  2. Well said...My question is how long before things snap and break due to stress?? Oh and old age..;)

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  3. Pissed, you have such a special way with words, my Friend...

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  4. Here is some Simple Harmonic Movement

    http://michaelscomments.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/image003.gif?w=175&h=136

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