To use simple analogies (i.e. using comparative examples like commercial or domestic buildings) to explain/demonstrate how forces act on structures (load chasing) to both the property developer, the client and other stakeholders of the project. This has become necessary since these stakeholders have no knowledge of structural Mechanics.
Alongside you are expected to explain clearly (with the aid of simple diagrams) the behavior of structural member subjected to the following loading conditions:
Uniformly distributed load
A 200 cm long rod having a diameter of 2 cm is subjected to an axial pull of 25 KN. Determine the stress, strain and the elongation of the rod if the modulus of elasticity of the material (rod) is 2 x 105 N /mm2.
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