Introductory Problems

The Problem Library consists of twelve common types of problems commonly used to introduce the concepts of stress and strain. These problems types are

For each problem type, the routine includes typical questions asked pertaining to the structure, common variations (such as double shear or single shear), and a picture or sketch that describes the problem geometry. After the student clicks the Compute button, the routine prepares a detailed explanation of the approach that should be taken to solve the problem using the user-supplied input data and units.

The Beam and Strut routine is devoted to a group of problems commonly used to introduce concepts of stress and strain. These problems feature a beam that is pinned at one end and supported by a rod, post, or strut at the other end. Often, these problem specify bolt or pin diameter sizes and either single or double shear configurations at the connections. The student may be required to determine the capacity of the structure considering limiting conditions on normal stresses in the strut and shear stresses in the connections. A beam and strut problem in any configuration can be solved by this module.


 

Segmented Axial Members

Segmented Axial Members

Segmented Axial Members Screenshot (154k)

 

Beam and Two Rods

Beam and Two Rods

Beam and Two Rods Screenshot (100k)

 

 

   

Two-Bar Assembly

Two-Bar Assembly

Two-Bar Assembly Screenshot (112k)

 

Hole Punch

Hole Punch

Hole Punch (139k)

 

 

   

Bolted Connection

Bolted Connection

Bolted Connection Screenshot (94k)

 

Shear Key

Shear Key

Shear Key Screenshot (156k)

 

 

   

Bar and Pin

Bar and Pin

Bar and Pin Screenshot (101k)

 

Beam and Strut

Beam and Strut

Beam and Strut Screenshot (89k)

 

 

   

Rod and Collar

Rod and Collar

Rod and Collar Screenshot (83k)

 

Bearing Stress

Bearing Stress

Bearing Stress Screenshot (171k)

 

 

   

Poisson's Ratio

Poissons Ratio

Poisson's Ratio Screenshot (166k)

 

Stress-Strain Curves

Stress-Strain Curves

Stress-Strain Curve Screenshot (121k)