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Elongation of non-uniform (area) bar.

  1. Jun 1, 2009 #1
    Lets say I have a bar of uniform material where one end has a diameter given by [tex]R_1[/tex] and another end given by [tex]R_2[/tex]. [tex]R_2 > R_1[/tex], R(x) is linear.

    So I know now three equations:

    A)[tex] s=\frac{E \Delta L}{L} [/tex]



    Therefore, I know:

    [tex]\Delta L=\frac{P}{E}\int \frac{dx}{\pi*A_x^2}=\frac{P}{E} \int \frac{dx}{\pi*[R_1+\frac{X}{L}(R_2-R_1)]^2}[/tex],

    let [tex]u=R_1+\frac{x}{L}*(R_2-R_1),\frac{du}{dx}=\frac{R_2-R_1}{L}[/tex], so:

    [tex] Delta L=\frac{P}{E}*\frac{L}{R_2-R_1} \int \frac{dx}{\pi*[R_1+\frac{X}{L}(R_2-R_1)]^2}=\frac{P}{E\pi}*\frac{L}{R_2-R_1}*[\frac{1}{R_1}-\frac{1}{R_2}][/tex]


    Is that right?
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2009
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  3. Jun 1, 2009 #2


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    You mean radius here, right? Otherwise, looks good to me.
  4. Jun 2, 2009 #3
    Yes, I did. Thanks for the verification.
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