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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.


October 19, 2016