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Work out a tensile load

  1. Aug 5, 2010 #1

    A beam is givn with an axial strain of 500x10^-6 and a Young's modulus of 200GNm^-2. work out the magnitude of the tenslie load.

    Rlelvnt equasions:

    σ = YM x Axial strain

    My workng:

    So far I have worked out the stress of the beam to be:

    But from here I dont know how to get the tensile load. Is there a formula I can use?

    Picture of beam attached.


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  3. Aug 5, 2010 #2
    Use dimensional analysis
  4. Aug 5, 2010 #3


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    The same way you did it in the other thread.


    The tensile load is the force in the above formula.
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