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Unformatted text preview: Sec_2.7.qxd 9/25/08 11:42 AM Page 211 SECTION 2.7 Strain Energy (c) COMPARISON OF STRAIN ENERGY U WITH THE
QUANTITY P C/2
2 6.55 J
(80 N)(168.8 mm)
2 6.75 J The two quantities are not the same. The work done by
the load P is not equal to P C/2 because the loaddisplacement relation (see below) is non-linear when
the displacements are large. (The work done by the
load P is equal to the strain energy because the bungee
cord behaves elastically and there are no energy
2 area OAB under the curve OA.
area of triangle OAB, which is greater than U. 211 ...
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