A force is applied to a body, it will tend to change the bodys shape and
size. These changes are referred to as deformation.
NormalStrain. The normal strain as the change in length of a line
per unit length.
The general state of plane stress at a point is represented by a
Forcompressiveloadings,andifthese membersare longandslender
the loading may be large enough to cause the member to deflect
Long slender members subjected to an axial compressive force are
Mechanics of materials is a branch of mechanics that studies the internal
effects of stress and strain in a solid body that is subjected to an external
Stress is associated with the strength of the material from w