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Deformable plate question

  1. Nov 4, 2009 #1
    a thin rectangle plate is deformed uniformly into another rectangle as shown
    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_H4Iz7SmBrbk/SvHsIOneU_I/AAAAAAAAB7U/vqrOwL7QMj0/q1.JPG [Broken]
    the extension strain along its length is 0.02 and the width remains the same .
    compute approximately the shear stain

    what i have tried is to find the ratio between W and L, then find the new length L1=(1+0.02)*L and finally find the angle that opens wu with the change to solve

    my solution
    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_H4Iz7SmBrbk/SvHsIJd6GdI/AAAAAAAAB7Q/sRqsc3TnrKE/sol1.JPG [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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