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The centre of the circle then lies at C the intersection of Q1 Q2 and the Oσ axis; clearly C is the point ((σx − σy )/2, 0) and the radius of the circle is 1 2 2 as required. CQ is now set off at an angle 2θ (σx − σy )2 + 4τxy (positive clockwise) to CQ1 , Q is then the point (σn , −τ) as demonstrated below. From Fig. 8 Mohr’s circle of stress or, since OC = (σx + σy )/2, CN = CQ cos(β − 2θ) and CQ = CQ1 we have σn = σx + σy + CQ1 (cos β cos 2θ + sin β sin 2θ) 2 But CQ1 = CP1 cos β CP1 = and (σx − σy ) 2 Hence σn = σx + σy + 2 σx − σy cos 2θ + CP1 tan β sin 2θ 2 which, on rearranging, becomes σn = σx cos2 θ + σy sin2 θ + τxy sin 2θ as in Eq.

Their original or unstrained lengths are δx, δy and δz, respectively. If, now, the body is subjected to forces which produce a complex system of direct and shear stresses at O, such as that in Fig. 6, then the line elements will deform to the positions O A , O B and O C shown in Fig. 15. The coordinates of O in the unstrained body are (x, y, z) so that those of A, B and C are (x + δx, y, z), (x, y + δy, z) and (x, y, z + δz). The components of the displacement of O to O parallel to the x, y and z axes are u, v and w.

3 Equations of equilibrium We shall now deﬁne the directions of the stresses in Fig. 5 as positive so that normal stresses directed away from their related surfaces are tensile and positive, opposite compressive stresses are negative. Shear stresses are positive when they act in the positive direction of the relevant axis in a plane on which the direct tensile stress is in the positive direction of the axis. If the tensile stress is in the opposite direction then positive shear stresses are in directions opposite to the positive directions of the appropriate axes.