Mechanics of materials 
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allowable shear stress aluminum angle of twist Applying Eq assumed average normal stress average shear stress axes axial force axial load beam's buckling caused centroid column compressive stress computed constant cross section crosssectional area deflection deformation Determine the maximum distributed load Draw the shear elastic curve element EXAMPLE factor of safety freebody diagram Hooke's law inertia internal loadings kip/ft length linearelastic loading shown located material maximum bending stress maximum inplane shear maximum shear stress modulus of elasticity Mohr's circle neutral axis normal strain plastic positive principal stresses radius reactions sectional area segment shaft shear center shear force shear strain shown in Fig SOLUTION Solve Prob statically indeterminate steel strain energy stress acting stress components stress developed stress distribution stressstrain diagram Tanow tensile tensile stress thickness tion torque torsional tube vertical yield zero