# Solid Mechanics questions - A new challenge

1. Nov 20, 2009

### dislect

Solid Mechanics questions - A new challenge :)

Hi all

I got 3 new questions that need to be solved in about 3-4 days as part of a 'challenge' homework. Those who solve correctly will basically get their names read out loud on the next lecture but I do it to understand the material of the course

First Question:

http://up185.siz.co.il/up3/n2i5uwddmczo.jpg [Broken]

I first tried to write all that I think that has to do with the questions, expressions that I learned and think that I'll use.
Then I thought of first expressing E1111 but then I figured there's no need to.
How do I express E'1111 ? do I use the last formula (transition formula) first?

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2. Nov 22, 2009

### Mapes

Re: Solid Mechanics questions - A new challenge :)

The solution doesn't involve any sines or cosines (or trigonometry at all). It's hard to say more without giving the "Aha!" away.

3. Nov 22, 2009

### dislect

Re: Solid Mechanics questions - A new challenge :)

My thoughts are that I should find E1111 and then E'1111 will be equal to E1111 since the stiffness matrice E does not change from one system to another (?)

4. Nov 22, 2009

### Mapes

Re: Solid Mechanics questions - A new challenge :)

Agreed, because the material is isotropic.

5. Nov 22, 2009

### dislect

Re: Solid Mechanics questions - A new challenge :)

Thanks!
Now for the more challenging part:

I havent met any student in my semseter that managed to get any progress in that question yet.

6. Nov 23, 2009

### dislect

Re: Solid Mechanics questions - A new challenge :)

help, anyone ?