MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Test 1 13 March 2015 22 marks 45 minutes
1. Multiple Choice Questions. Circle the letter corresponding to the correct answer. (2 marks)
1.1 Suppose you have a stress in the y—direction what is the correct form of Poisson’s R

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MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 7: Bending Deflection
Solutions
See the recommended reading list in course outline for the sources of the problems.
1
Bending Deflection
M0 x 2
2EI
M0 L 2
(b) Deflection at free end vB =
2EI
M0 L
dv
= B =
(c)
dx B

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 3
3 March 2016
See the recommended reading list in course outline for the sources of the problems.
1
Mechanical Properties
1. The hollow tube is subjected to an axial
force of 40 kN. If the tube elongates 3 mm
and its

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 8: Bending Deflection
20 April 2016
See the recommended reading list in course outline for the sources of the problems.
1
Bending Deflection
1. A simply supported 10 m beam has the loading
and dimensions shown. Determ

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 1 2015
Review of Statics
See the recommended reading list in the Course Outline for the sources of the problems.
1
Review of Statics
1. Determine the resultant internal normal force
acting on the cross section through

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 6: Bending Stress Solutions
6 April 2016
1
Bending Stress
1. Use calculus to maximise the either use
pythagoras or use trigonometric angles to
solve for one variable.
3d
6d
b=
,h=
6
3
d
L
= 0 at x =
dx
4
max
x=
=2
B
6

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 3-Solutions
3 March 2016
See the recommended reading list in course outline for the sources of the problems.
1
Mechanical Properties
1. = 226.35 MPa
= 0.01 rad
longitudinal =3333
G = 5 GPa
E = 67.9 GPa
3. x = 1.53 m

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 6: Bending Stresses
6 April 2016
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1
Bending Stress
1. A sawmill cuts rectangular timber beams from
circular logs. If two beams of

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 2 2015
Solutions and Errata
See the recommended reading list in course outline for the sources of the problems. All errors and
additions are given in red
1
Introduction and Definitions
1. Define the following:
shown;

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 4
09 March 2016
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1
Shearing Force and Bending Moments
For all structures that follow determine the support reactions and draw the comp

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 5: Bending
16 March 2016
See the recommended reading list in the course outline for the sources of the problems.
1
Shear Force and Bending Moments
1. The shear-force diagram for a simply supported beam is shown in the

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MECBOZIBF Mechanics of Solids
17 April 2015 20 marks 45 minutes
it"; Sq - a a d a r @TiEEi-KISI A o
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1.1 The slope and deflection at

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MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Test 3 8 May 2015 20 marks 45 minutes
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1. Multiple Choice Questions, Circle the letter corresponding to the correct answer. (2 marks)
1.1 For torque applied to a sleeve rigidly connected to the outside o

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 5: Bending
16 March 2016
1
Shear Force and Bending Moments
1.
2.
2
Bending Stress
3. max =
Eh
2r + h
(a) Left of B max = 11.9 MPa
(b) Right of B Mb = 6 106 N.mm,
max = 35.8 MPa
4. 525 mm
5. Centroid or na is 43.8 mm f

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 1 Solutions 2015
Review of Statics
See the recommended reading list in course outline for the sources of the problems.
1
Review of Statics
1. Determine the resultant internal normal force
acting on the cross section t

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 2 2015
Introduction, Stress and Strain
See the recommended reading list in course outline for the sources of the problems.
1
Introduction and Definitions
1. Define the following:
wooden chopsticks, metal spoon, cold r

MEC2025F Mechanics of Solids
Tutorial 7: Bending Deflection
13 April 2016
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1
Bending Deflection
1. For the loading shown determine (a) the equation
of the elastic curve for

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