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Tensile force formulas

A cylindrical steel beam is 2 inches diameter and 6 feet long. The modulus of elasticity is 30 x 1,000,000 psi. If the beam is subjected to a tensile force of 1000 lbs, what will be the resulting unit strain?

A. 16,000 psi
B. .002 ft-lbs/sq-in
C. 0.000064 ft/ft
D. .0000106 in/in

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A tensile force is a stretching (tension) force pulling at both ends of a component or structure along its length. This cylindrical steel beam has a tensile force applied to it at the center of each ...

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This solution gives a detailed description to a multiple choice question concerning a cylindrical steel beam. The resulting unit strain is calculated and a diagram is shown.