# Structures and Stiffness ENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering Structures and Stiffness ENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering Ken Youssefi/Thalia Anagnos Engineering 10, SJSU 1 Wind Turbine Structure The Goal The support structure should be optimized for weight and stiffness (deflection) Support Structure Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU

2 Wind Turbine Structure Hollow tapered tube Lattice structure Hollow tube with guy wire Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 3 Wind Turbine Structure Structural support Tripod support

Tube with guy wire and winch Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 4 Wind Turbine Structure Three giant wind turbine provides 15% of the power needed. World Trade Center in Bahrain Ken Youssefi

Engineering 10, SJSU 5 Support structure failure, New York. Stress at the base of the support tower exceeding the strength of the material Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 6 Support structure failure, Denmark. Caused by high wind Ken Youssefi

Engineering 10, SJSU 7 Blade failure, Illinois. Failure at the thin section of the blade Support structure failure, UK Lightning strike, Germany Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 8 Many different forms

Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 9 Balsa wood PVC Pipe Cardboard Engineering 10, SJSU 10 Recycled Materials Foam Board Ken Youssefi

Engineering 10, SJSU 11 Metal Rods Old Toys Engineering 10, SJSU 12 Spring Stiffness xx Compression spring Tension spring F

F F = k (x) where k = spring constant x = spring stretch F = applied force Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 13 Stiffness (Spring) Deflection is proportional to load, F = k (x) Load (N or lb) slope, k Deflection (mm or in.) load Slope of Load-Deflection curve:

k deflection The Stiffness Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 14 Stiffness (Solid Bar) Stiffness in tension and compression Applied Forces F, length L, cross-sectional area, A, and material property, E (Youngs modulus) F F L F

F k FL AE Ken Youssefi A End view F L E is constant for a given material AE k

L Stiffness for components in tension-compression Engineering 10, SJSU E (steel) = 30 x 106 psi E (Al) = 10 x 106 psi E (concrete) = 3.4 x 103 psi E (Kevlar, plastic) = 19 x 103 psi E (rubber) = 100 psi 15 Stiffness Stiffness in bending A B How does the material resist the applied load? Think about what happens to the material as the beam bends

Inner fibers (A) are in compression Outer fibers (B) are in tension Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 16 Stiffness of a Cantilever Beam Wind Deflection of a Cantilever Beam Support F = force Fixed end L = length Y = deflection = FL3 / 3EI Fixed end

Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 17 Concept of Area Moment of Inertia Wind Deflection of a Cantilever Beam Support F = force Fixed end L = length Y = deflection = FL3 / 3EI Fixed end

Mathematically, the area moment of inertia appears in the denominator of the deflection equation, therefore; The larger the area moment of inertia, the less a structure deflects (greater stiffness) Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 18 Clicker Question kg is a unit of force A) True B) False Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 19

Clicker Question All 3 springs have the same initial length. Three springs are each loaded with the same force F. Which spring has the greatest stiffness? A. B. C. D. E. Ken Youssefi K1 K2 K3 They are all the same I dont know Engineering 10, SJSU

K2 K3 K1 F F F 20 Note: Intercept = 0 Default is: first column plots on x axis second column plots on y axis Ken Youssefi

Engineering 10, SJSU 21 Concept of Area Moment of Inertia The Area Moment of Inertia is an important parameter in determine the state of stress in a part (component, structure), the resistance to buckling, and the amount of deflection in a beam. The area moment of inertia allows you to tell how stiff a structure is. The Area Moment of Inertia, I, is a term used to describe the capacity of a cross-section (profile) to resist bending. It is always considered with respect to a reference axis, in the X or Y direction. It is a mathematical property of a section concerned with a surface area and how that area is distributed about the reference axis. The reference axis is usually a centroidal axis. Ken Youssefi

Engineering 10, SJSU 22 Mathematical Equation for Area Moment of Inertia Ixx = (Ai) (yi)2 = A1(y1)2 + A2(y2)2 + ..An(yn)2 A (total area) = A1 + A2 + ..An A2 A1 y1 y2 X Ken Youssefi Area, A

X Engineering 10, SJSU 23 Moment of Inertia Comparison 1 Load 4 Maximum distance of 4 inch to the centroid 2 x 8 beam Same load and location I2

2 I1 2 1 2 x 8 beam Maximum distance of 1 inch to the centroid I2 > I1 , orientation 2 deflects less Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 24 Moment of Inertia Equations for Selected Profiles d)

Round solid section I= Round hollow section d)o d)i (d)d))4 64 [(d) )4 (d) )4] o i I= Rectangular solid section

64 Rectangular hollow section b 1 3 I = 12 bh h h b B 1 I=

1 hb3 12 H 3 I = 12 BH - b 1 bh3 12 h Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU

25 Show of Hands 1.0 inch A designer is considering two cross sections as shown. Which will produce a stiffer structure? A. Solid section B. Hollow section C. I dont know 2.0 inch hollow rectangular section 2.25 wide X 1.25 high X .125 thick b

H h B B = 2.25, H = 1.25 b = 2.0, h = 1.0 Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 26 Example Optimization for Weight & Stiffness Consider a solid rectangular section 2.0 inch wide by 1.0 high. 1.0 I = (1/12)bh3 = (1/12)(2)(1)3 = .1667 , Area = 2

2.0 Now, consider a hollow rectangular section 2.25 inch wide by 1.25 high by .125 thick. b B = 2.25, H = 1.25 h b = 2.0, h = 1.0 H B I = (1/12)bh3 = (1/12)(2.25)(1.25)3 (1/12)(2)(1)3= .3662 -.1667 = .1995 Area = 2.25x1.25 2x1 = .8125 (.1995 - .1667)/(.1667) x 100= .20 = 20% less deflection Compare the weight of the two parts (same material and length), so only the cross sectional areas need to be compared. (2 - .8125)/(2) = .6 = 60% lighter

So, for a slightly larger outside dimension section, 2.25x1.25 instead of 2 x 1, you can design a beam that is 20% stiffer and 60 % lighter Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 27 Clicker Question Load (lbs) The plot shows load versus deflection for three structures. Which is stiffest? C B A. A B. B

C. C A D. I dont know Deflection (inch) Engineering 10, SJSU 28 Stiffness Comparisons for Different sections Stiffness = slope Square Ken Youssefi Box

Rectangular Horizontal Engineering 10, SJSU Rectangular Vertical 29 Material and) Stiffness E = Elasticity Module, a measure of material deformation under a load. Deflection of a Cantilever Beam Support L = length F = force Y = deflection = FL3 / 3EI Fixed end

The higher the value of E, the less a structure deflects (higher stiffness) Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 30 Material Strength Standard Tensile Test Ductile Steel (low carbon) Standard Specimen Sy yield strength Su fracture strength (stress) = Load / Area (strain) = (change in length) / (original length)

Ken Youssefi Engineering 10 - SJSU 31 Common Mechanical Properties Yield Strength (Sy) the highest stress a material can withstand and still return exactly to its original size when unloaded. Ultimate Strength (Su) - the greatest stress a material can

withstand, fracture stress. Modulus of elasticity (E) - the slope of the straight portion of the stress-strain curve. Ductility - the extent of plastic deformation that a material undergoes before fracture, measured as a percent elongation of a material. % elongation = (final length, at fracture original length) / original length Resilience - the capacity of a material to absorb energy within the elastic zone (area under the stress-strain curve in the elastic zone)

Toughness - the total capacity of a material to absorb energy without fracture (total area under the stress-strain curve) Ken Youssefi Engineering 10 - SJSU 32 Mod)ules of Elasticity (d)E) of Materials Steel is 3 times stiffer than Aluminum and 100 times stiffer than Plastics. Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 33

St ee l Density of Materials Pl as tic s Al u m in u m

s Plastic is 7 times lighter than steel and 3 times lighter than aluminum. Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 34 Impact of Structural Elements on Overall Stiffness P Rectangle deforms P

Triangle rigid Ken Youssefi / Thalia Anagnos Engineering 10, SJSU 35 Clicker Question The higher the Modulus of Elasticity (E), the lower the stiffness A. True B. False Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 36 Clicker Question Which of the following materials is

the stiffest? A. B. C. D. E. Ken Youssefi Cast Iron Aluminum Polycarbonate Steel Fiberglass Engineering 10, SJSU 37 Clicker Question

The applied load affects the stiffness of a structure. A. True B. False Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 38 Stiffness Testing Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 39 Stiffness Testing Apparatus

Load pulling on tower Dial gage to measure deflection weights Successful testers Ken Youssefi Engineering 10, SJSU 40