Internal Forces, Stress, and Strength
Lecture no. 3 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Use the Simple Tension Test (pulling on a structural element until it reaches the breaking point) as a gateway to understanding the concepts of internal force, stress, and strength. Then, see these concepts at work in structures such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Athens' Olympic Velodrome.