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The Effect Of Combined Torsional And Bending Loads On A Channel Beam With One End Restrained From Warping, David M. Schaeffer Jan 1966

The Effect Of Combined Torsional And Bending Loads On A Channel Beam With One End Restrained From Warping, David M. Schaeffer

Masters Theses

"Channel beams have been designed with the main purpose of giving large resistance to bending while the torsional strengths are known to be relatively small. In this experiment, a cantilevered channel beam was loaded with a concentrated load at the free end, first through the experimentally determined shear center and then through the centroid of the cross section. For each loading condition, the strains were measured with the aid of SR-4 strain gages placed at intervals along the length of the beam. With the aid of a computer, the strains were converted into longitudinal stresses and these stresses were compared ...


Comparison Of Plastic Stress-Strain Material Properties As Determined From Conventional Experiments, Wen Mo Chen Jan 1966

Comparison Of Plastic Stress-Strain Material Properties As Determined From Conventional Experiments, Wen Mo Chen

Masters Theses

"In problems of engineering design, it is usually assumed that the stress-strain diagrams of a given material, as obtained from different loading conditions, are the same. In fact, by using the classical theory of plasticity, it can be shown that, with an appropriate selection of stress and strain related parameters, the diagrams should coincide.

Three different materials - magnesium, aluminum and steel, have been tested under tension, compression, torsion and bending loads. Stress-strain diagrams were constructed from these observations. This thesis presents an analysis of the relative agreement between the theoretical and experimental results of these materials"--Abstract, page i.


A Photoelastic Study Of The Stresses In A Deep Beam Using Partial Mirrors For Isochromatic Fringe Sharpening And Fringe Multiplication, Edward M. Raney Jan 1966

A Photoelastic Study Of The Stresses In A Deep Beam Using Partial Mirrors For Isochromatic Fringe Sharpening And Fringe Multiplication, Edward M. Raney

Masters Theses

"This paper is a photoelastic investigation of the stresses in a deep beam using partial mirrors to obtain isocromatic fringe sharpening and fringe multiplication. This method may be of particular value in photoelastic work for obtaining full field fringe multiplication and fringe sharpening for models which exhibit low fringe orders.

The photoelastic model used in this investigation is a deep beam with a length to depth ratio of one. A uniform load is applied over the center one-half of the beam. The beam is supported by two uniform loads distributed over a length of one-quarter the span.

A first approximation ...


Modal Characteristics Of A Vibrating Truss, Edd Leighman Ghent Jr. Jan 1966

Modal Characteristics Of A Vibrating Truss, Edd Leighman Ghent Jr.

Masters Theses

"In this thesis, a complete technique is presented for the vibration analysis of any planar structure which can be classified in the broad category of trusses or frames. Although a theoretical backdrop is included for the' sake of completeness, the intent is to provide a technique that is readily adapted to computer usage and can be handled with a minimum of confusion or misunderstanding.

The problem is solved by the use of a displacement technique wherein the inertia and stiffness properties of a structure are calculated by superimposing the contributions of each component of the structure. The calculation of these ...