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Unformatted text preview: BC /A, in the section. From this diagram, we obtain = P/A , where: = stress on AP = axial loadA= Area subject to load Possible SignsA + sign indicates a tensile stress, or a member in tensionA sign indicates a member in compression Units SI Metric Units U.S. Customary Units P Newtons Pounds, Kilopounds (kips) A meters 2 inches 2 N/m 2 (Pascal) lbs./in 2 , kips/in 2 1 KPa = 10 3 Pa 1MPa = 10 6 Pa 1 GPa = 10 9 Pa...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ME 306 taught by Professor Samuel during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin.
 Fall '07
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