Answer to Question #140109 in Civil and Environmental Engineering for Jermaine Donald

Question #140109
A rectangular 20-in by 12-in plate with thickness t = 0.25-in when loaded, shows an elongation of 0.02-in in the x direction and a shortening of - 0.0084-in in the y direction. For E = 30 x 10^6 -psi and poisson's ratio = 0.3, determine:
(a). the reading of strain gages A and B in the x and y directions.
(b). the stresses sigma_x and sigma_y.
(c). the change in the thickness and volume of the plate.
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