Combined Bending and Direct Stresses


The columns and struts are subjected to axial compressive load and if the load becomes eccentric; then, in addition to direct compressive stress, there will be a bending stress developed in the column/strut and these bending stresses are compressive and tensile as well. However many columns made of brick/stone masonry are incapable of withstanding tensile stress.

  • Students will learn, through the chapter, to calculate the resultant stresses due to eccentric load and to mark the area of cross section, on which if the load is applied at any point there will not be any tensile stress anywhere in the section.
  • Similarly, frame of manufacturing machines are subjected to eccentric load ...

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