We know the importance of studying solid mechanics and how a stress analysis is instrumental in understanding it. All solids react to applied forces and displacements, but this does not always lead to the development of stresses. How can we identify when stress does occur?
Consider two scenarios:
So, clearly, motion is not a determinant in the development of stress. The key is understanding when strain occurs in the object, which results in corresponding stresses. Let's learn about stress in this lesson.
Here are the accompanying handout slides for the lesson.