The load from external forces causes stresses in the components. The mesh of the material is deformed under the action of a force, e.g. compressed, stretched etc. Elastic deformation means the atoms return to their original position after the action of the force has ceased.
Elastic line of a beam
Demonstration of Maxwell-Betti theorem.
Deformation of straight beams
Elastic lines of statically determinate and indeterminate beams under various clamping conditions.
Methods to determine the elastic line
Determination of elastic lines of a beam under load using the principle of virtual work and Mohr’s analogy.
Torsion of bars
Investigation of elastic torsion of bars with open and closed cross-section.
Deformation of bars under bending or torsion
Influence of material, cross-section and clamping length on deformation.
Deformation of frames
Elastic deformation of a statically determinate or indeterminate frame under point load.
Deformation of curved-axis beams
Principle of virtual forces (the force method) for calculating deformation.
Deformation of trusses
Application of Castigliano’s first theorem.
Demonstration of the resulting characteristics of the contact area as a function of the contact force.
Elastic behaviour of tension springs under load.