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Internal Forces, Stress, and Strength

Lecture no. 3 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

Internal Forces, Stress, and Strength

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.

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