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Structural Analysis Basic Concept

  1. Jan 12, 2012 #1
    I have a problem in understanding the very basic concept of Structural Analysis. Ironically, I can do the calculations swiftly! But when it comes to theories, I haven't got a clue. So, what is transverse stress, poisson ratio and all that? I know that many people would ask me to go and Google it myself but I would rather have someone explain it to me so that when I have a question or two, I can directly ask. Thanks.
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  3. Jan 13, 2012 #2
    I wouldn't expect help from someone if I don't make the effort to help my self. Make an attempt and come back with questions. This is very basic stuff.
  4. Jan 13, 2012 #3
    If you want to experience transverse stress for yourself, take a tube of toothpaste, remove the cap and squeeze.

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