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A plate or shell-like structure can also be used as a flexural structure. Whether or not a given structure responds, or can be represented to respond, as a flexural structure depends on the nature of the loading, and on the structure’s boundary conditions. A structural element will be 36 AN ENGINEERING COMPANION TO THE MECHANICS OF MATERIALS a flexural structure if its boundaries and loading are such that an internal bending moment can be developed. Simplifying assumptions are often made in analyzing flexural structures.
Prismatic beam as a one-dimensional structural element. It is convenient to think about the beam as being comprised of longitudinal “fibers”, running the length of the beam and parallel to the long axis (x-axis in the above figure). ) In a rectangular cross-section h high by b wide, the outer fibers would be located on the surfaces ± h/2. Another important fiber is co-located with the neutral axis of the beam. The neutral axis (really, neutral plane) is a locus of material points that have zero stress during flexure and will be described in more detail in Section 4.
Keep in mind that although we have shown a rod with constant, circular cross-section, primarily for convenience and simplicity, a rod may have a non-constant and/or, non-circular cross-section. ii. However, to remain an axial structure, the axis of every crosssection, which is the line passing perpendicularly through the centroid of that cross-section, must remain co-linear. iii. Structures with constant cross-sectional area, or more generally constant second moment of area, are called prismatic structures.