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Tensile components s11, s22, s33, become principal stresses s1, s2, s3. Axes 1, 2, 3 become principal directions 1p, 2p, 3p. Cube planes become principal planes. 43 CHAPTER 3 The Elastic Moduli The principal stress tensor is 0 s1 sp ¼ @ 0 0 0 s2 0 1 0 0A s3 Property of transformation: s11 þ s22 þ s33 ¼ s1 þ s2 þ s3. 3 3 du1 du3 3 du1 du2 du1 Angle e du2 du1 dx du2 du3 du1 2 31 = du1 dx3 2 1 2 1 dx3 1 dx3 du3 du3 dx 44 dx1 2 1 dx1 Angle e 13 = du3 dx1 This figure shows that we can do the same for the strain components in a loaded material—the test cube has 3 axial strains and 6 shear strains, and the shorthand form for listing them is called the strain tensor.

This occurs deep in the Earth’s crust, or deep in the ocean, when a solid is subjected to equal compression on all sides. There is a convention that stresses are positive when they pull, as we have drawn them in earlier figures. Pressure, however, is positive when it pushes, so that the magnitude of the pressure differs from the magnitude of the other stresses in its sign. Otherwise it is defined in exactly the same way as before: the force divided by the area on which it acts. The final common state of stress is that of pure shear.

3(b). 2 The deck hangers of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Note the scaffolding on the right hand side, ready for carrying the fireworks for the world famous New Year’s Eve firework display, 19 December 2010. 66E Fs, normal to the face and the other, Fs, parallel to it. The normal component creates a tensile stress in the block. Its magnitude, as before, is Ft/A. The other component, Fs, also loads the block, but it does so in shear. The shear stress, t, in the block parallel to the direction of Fs, is given by t¼ Fs A ð3:2Þ The important point is that the magnitude of a stress is always equal to the magnitude of a force divided by the area of the face on which it acts.

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