Solution to Problem 216 Axial Deformation

Problem 216
As shown in Fig. P-216, two aluminum rods AB and BC, hinged to rigid supports, are pinned together at B to carry a vertical load P = 6000 lb. If each rod has a cross-sectional area of 0.60 in.2 and E = 10 × 106 psi, compute the elongation of each rod and the horizontal and vertical displacements of point B. Assume α = 30° and θ = 30°.

Solution to Problem 215 Axial Deformation

Problem 215
A uniform concrete slab of total weight W is to be attached, as shown in Fig. P-215, to two rods whose lower ends are on the same level. Determine the ratio of the areas of the rods so that the slab will remain level.

Solution to Problem 214 Axial Deformation

Problem 214
The rigid bars AB and CD shown in Fig. P-214 are supported by pins at A and C and the two rods. Determine the maximum force P that can be applied as shown if its vertical movement is limited to 5 mm. Neglect the weights of all members.

Solution to Problem 212 Axial Deformation

Problem 212
The rigid bar ABC shown in Fig. P-212 is hinged at A and supported by a steel rod at B. Determine the largest load P that can be applied at C if the stress in the steel rod is limited to 30 ksi and the vertical movement of end C must not exceed 0.10 in.

Solution to Problem 211 Axial Deformation

Problem 211
A bronze bar is fastened between a steel bar and an aluminum bar as shown in Fig. p-211. Axial loads are applied at the positions indicated. Find the largest value of P that will not exceed an overall deformation of 3.0 mm, or the following stresses: 140 MPa in the steel, 120 MPa in the bronze, and 80 MPa in the aluminum. Assume that the assembly is suitably braced to prevent buckling. Use Est = 200 GPa, Eal = 70 GPa, and Ebr = 83 GPa.

Solution to Problem 209 Axial Deformation

Problem 209
An aluminum bar having a cross-sectional area of 0.5 in2 carries the axial loads applied at the positions shown in Fig. P-209. Compute the total change in length of the bar if E = 10 × 106 psi. Assume the bar is suitably braced to prevent lateral buckling.

Solution to Problem 206 Axial Deformation

Problem 206
A steel rod having a cross-sectional area of 300 mm2 and a length of 150 m is suspended vertically from one end. It supports a tensile load of 20 kN at the lower end. If the unit mass of steel is 7850 kg/m3 and E = 200 × 103 MN/m2, find the total elongation of the rod.

Solution to Problem 205 Axial Deformation

Problem 205
A uniform bar of length L, cross-sectional area A, and unit mass ρ is suspended vertically from one end. Show that its total elongation is δ = ρgL2/2E. If the total mass of the bar is M, show also that δ = MgL/2AE.