Solution to Problem 261 Thermal Stress

Problem 261
A steel rod with a cross-sectional area of 0.25 in2 is stretched between two fixed points. The tensile load at 70°F is 1200 lb. What will be the stress at 0°F? At what temperature will the stress be zero? Assume α = 6.5 × 10-6 in/(in·°F) and E = 29 × 106 psi.
 

Solution 261

 
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