Solution to Problem 223 Triaxial Deformation

Problem 223
A rectangular steel block is 3 inches long in the x direction, 2 inches long in the y direction, and 4 inches long in the z direction. The block is subjected to a triaxial loading of three uniformly distributed forces as follows: 48 kips tension in the x direction, 60 kips compression in the y direction, and 54 kips tension in the z direction. If ν = 0.30 and E = 29 × 106 psi, determine the single uniformly distributed load in the x direction that would produce the same deformation in the y direction as the original loading.

Solution 223