Video/animation icon  1b | MSE203 Rotating Stress Tensors: the Inclined Plane

Use this resource: Use this resource icon
Link to this page:
View at:    
Resource type: Video/animation
Description: This video lecture shows how the coordinate system for a stress tensor can be rotated through an angle θ onto a new (inclined) plane. Using a 2D element as an example, it is shown how the normal stress, σ and shear stress, τ acting on the inclined plane can be derived algebraically and also how these stresses vary with angle.
Keywords: stress tensor • stress transformation • rotation • inclined plane • normal stress • shear stress • derivation • algebra
Categories: Science approaches > Modelling & simulation
Processes > Shaping > Deformation
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Stress analysis
Created by: Dr David Dye, Imperial College London
License: This resource is released under the Creative Commons Attribution license (2.0 UK: England & Wales).
Creative Commons Attribution logo
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
View the full legal code here.
Date created: 09 January 2014
Date added: 26 January 2015
Resource ID: 3805