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Calculating elastic modulus in a certain shape

  1. Jul 26, 2016 #1
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    How exactly would you calculate E in this? The cross section is a square and it deforms .8 mm. I'm not quite sure what to do since obviously the size of the cross section changes.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2016
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  3. Jul 26, 2016 #2

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    The elastic modulus is a property of the material and not the shape. Is this a square cross sectioned tapered column subject to axial load? Wood, steel, other?
     
  4. Jul 26, 2016 #3
    Is this a homework problem?
     
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