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Direct Stress and Strain on Steel Rod

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A steel rod having a cross-sectional area of 0.005m2 and length 3m is attached to supports. Find (a) the force exerted by the rod on the supports if the temperature falls 60 degrees and the supports are unyielding. and (b) the force exerted by the rod on the supports if they yield 0.0002m while the temperature raises 50 degrees. Take E=210Gpa, coefficient of thermal expansion = 10.5x10-6 degrees-1.

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Solution attaches a .doc file holding the calculations and steps necessary to work out the force exerted on a steel rod under different circumstances using the coefficient of thermal expansion.