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FEA2 - Principal Stress

  1. Sep 29, 2010 #1
    When extracting a Principal stress for the component, how to differentiate/seperate/identify the tensile and compressive stress in it?
     
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  3. Oct 2, 2010 #2

    nvn

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    You can distinguish tensile and compressive principal stress as follows. Tensile stress is positive; compressive stress is negative.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 #3
    sorry for the ignorance,

    if i get n positive components and n negative components, then it follows the same.... ?as +ve tensile nad -ve compressive
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 #4

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    Yes, components having positive stress have tensile stress. Components having negative stress have compressive stress.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2010 #5
    thank u nvn
     
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