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• #### Using Mohr's Circle to Find Principal Stresses and Angles

Anyone in the mechanical sciences is likely familiar with Mohr's circle — a useful graphical technique for finding principal stresses and strains in materials. Mohr's circle also tells you the principal

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• #### Statics: Developing Shear and Moment Diagrams

Shear and moment diagrams are a statics tool that engineers create to determine the internal shear force and moments at all locations within an object. Start by locating the critical points and then sketching

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• #### Checklist for Solving Statics Problems

Solving statics problems can be complicated; each problem requires a list of items to account for and equations to create and solve. Solve statics problems with ease by using this checklist:

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• #### Calculating a Region or Load's Center of Area: Centroids

The centroid or center of area of a geometric region is the geometric center of an object's shape. Centroid calculations are very common in statics, whether you're calculating the location of a distributed

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• #### Statics: How to Calculate a Force's Moment

In statics, moments are effects (of a force) that cause rotation. When computing equilibrium, you must be able to calculate a moment for every force on your free-body diagram. To determine a force's moment

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• #### Cartesian Vector Formulas for Solving Statics Problems

In many statics problems, you must be able to quickly and efficiently create vectors in the Cartesian plane. Luckily, you can accomplish your Cartesian vector creations easily with the handy vector formulas

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• #### Statics: Computing Submerged Surface Pressures

When working submerged surface problems in statics, remember that all submerged surfaces have a fluid acting upon them, causing pressure. You must compute two pressures: the hydrostatic pressure resultant

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• #### Statics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As with any branch of physics, solving statics problems requires you to remember all sorts of calculations, diagrams, and formulas. The key to statics success, then, is keeping your shear and moment diagrams

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• #### Basic Mechanics of Materials: Computing Stresses in Columns

Knowing how to compute the stress in a column (compression member) is a basic point of knowledge in mechanics of materials. Determine if the column is ' short, slender, or intermediate by computing its

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• #### Using a Generalized Hooke's Law for Stress and Strain

In mechanics of materials, Hooke's law is the relationship that connects stresses to strains. Although Hooke's original law was developed for uniaxial stresses, you can use a generalized version of Hooke's

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• #### Mechanics of Materials: Calculating Deformations from Loads

Deformations measure a structure's response under a load, and calculating that deformation is an important part of mechanics of materials. Deformation calculations come in a wide variety, depending on

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• #### Mechanics of Materials For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Students and professional engineers in the mechanical sciences know that mechanics of materials deals extensively with stress on objects — from determining stress at a particular point to finding stresses

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• #### Formulas for Calculating Stress at a Point

When dealing with mechanics of materials, choosing the correct formula to calculate the stress at a given point can be difficult. Normal and shear stresses come in a wide variety of applications, each

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• #### Official 2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft

To help you get ready for your 2014 fantasy draft, the For Dummies team has created a 2014 mock draft. The draft consists of 12 teams drafting 15 rounds.

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