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Statics and Friction : Introduction


This section is mostly review as all of you taking Solid Mechanics I have experience with static equilibrium analysis in your first year Mechanics course. Majority of problems in Solid Mechanics I involve 2D rigid body equilibrium analysis, with the addition of stress and strain concept


You will be working with pin, fixed, and roller supports



Types of Deformation


Tension – Object is being stretched, length of the object increases


Compression – Object is being pressed in, length of the object decreases


Torsion – Object is being twisted by applied moment, rarely involved in problem solving questions


Bending – Object forms a “parabolic” shape due to the applied force at the far end of the support