Strain Energy of the member is defined as the internal work done in defoming the body by the action of externally applied forces. This energy in elastic bodies is known as elastic strain energy :
Strain Energy in uniaxial Loading
Let as consider an infinitesimal element of dimensions as shown in Fig .1. Let the element be subjected to normal stress sx.
Assuming the element material to be as linearly elastic the stress is directly proportional to strain as shown in Fig . 2.
\ From Fig .2 the force that acts on the element increases linearly from zero until it attains its full value.
\ Therefore the workdone by the above force
For a perfectly elastic body the above work done is the internal strain energy du.
where dv = dxdydz
By rearranging the above equation we can write
The equation (4) represents the strain energy in elastic body per unit volume of the material its strain energy density uo' .
From Hook's Law for elastic bodies, it may be recalled that
In the case of a rod of uniform cross section subjected at its ends an equal and opposite forces of magnitude P as shown in the Fig .3.
Modulus of resilience :
Suppose sx in strain energy equation is put equal to sy i.e. the stress at proportional limit or yield point. The resulting strain energy gives an index of the materials ability to store or absorb energy without permanent deformation
The quantity resulting from the above equation is called the Modulus of resilience
The modulus of resilience is equal to the area under the straight line portion OY' of the stress strain diagram as shown in Fig .4 and represents the energy per unit volume that the material can absorb without yielding. Hence this is used to differentiate materials for applications where energy must be absorbed by members.
Modulus of Toughness :
Suppose Î' [strain] in strain energy expression is replaced by ÎR strain at rupture, the resulting strain energy density is called modulus of toughness
From the stress strain diagram, the area under the complete curve gives the measure of modules of toughness. It is the materials.
Ability to absorb energy upto fracture. It is clear that the toughness of a material is related to its ductility as well as to its ultimate strength and that the capacity of a structure to withstand an impact Load depends upon the toughness of the material used.
From the above results it may be observed that the strain energy decreases as the volume of the bar increases.
Therefore, the strain energy of the rod should be u = 5 [13.6] = 68 N.m
Strain Energy density
Yield Strength :
As we know that the modulus of resilience is equal to the strain energy density when maximum stress is equal to sx .
It is important to note that, since energy loads are not linearly related to the stress they produce, factor of safety associated with energy loads should be applied to the energy loads and not to the stresses.
Strain Energy in Bending :
Consider a beam AB subjected to a given loading as shown in figure.
Solution : The bending moment at a distance x from end
Substituting the above value of M in the expression of strain energy we may write
Problem 2 :
For Portion AD of the beam, the bending moment is
For Portion DB, the bending moment at a distance v from end B is
Strain Energy :
Since strain energy is a scalar quantity, we may add the strain energy of portion AD to that of DB to obtain the total strain energy of the beam.
b. Substituting the values of P, a, b, E, I, and L in the expression above.
3) Determine the modulus of resilience for each of the following materials.
4) For the given Loading arrangement on the rod ABC determine
(a). The strain energy of the steel rod ABC when
(b). The corresponding strain energy density in portions AB and BC of the rod.