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Therefore, by reversing the above viewpoint, the value of the stress acting on that differential area can be associated with a given point in the space of the structure. ” Therefore it is also possible to say that the stress components vary as the coordinates vary; or equivalently, that the stress is a function of the spatial coordinates. One result of the above convention is that it is now possible to understand clearly the meaning The Fundamentals of Structural Analysis 12 of a partial derivative of a stress component such as σx z (x, y, z) with respect to a spatial coordinate such as y; that is, Ѩσx z /Ѩy.
1], it may be proved via use of Taylor’s series, that for any real number m, and for any x such that |x| < 1, x2 x3 + m(m − 1)(m − 2) + · · · 2! 3! xn + [m(m − 1) · · · (m − n + 1)] + · · · n! (1 + x)m = 1 + mx + m(m − 1) This series is only of finite length when m is equal to a positive integer. 5 The Chain Rule for Partial Differentiation Consider a variable q = Q(r , s, t). In this case, Q is an arbitrary function of the variables r, s, and t, which are called the first class variables. Let the first class variables be in turn functions of the second class variables x, y, and z; that is, r = R(x, y, z), s = S(x,y, z), and t = T (x, y, z).
St. Louis, Missouri. Partial structural details of the horizontal stabilizer of the AV-8B. , St. Louis, Missouri. A structural component assembly drawing, with most of the outer skin removed. Courtesy of the Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas. A structural component assembly drawing, with most of the outer skin removed. Courtesy of the Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas. A structural component assembly drawing, with most of the outer skin removed. Courtesy of the Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas.
Analysis of Aircraft Structures: An Introduction by Bruce Donaldson