Yield Stress of a Material – Simple Explanation

Yielding of Steel

Yield Stress of a Material – Simple Explanation Yield of a material is explained as the stress at which a material begins to deform irreversibly. Preceding the yield point, the material will deform elastically, meaning that it will return to its original shape when the applied stress is removed (i.e. no permanent, visible change in … Read more

Lateral Torsional Buckling in Beams = Lateral Deflection + Torsion

Lateral Torsional Buckling of a Beam Girder

Lateral Torsional Buckling in Beams = Lateral Deflection + Torsion Summary Lateral torsional buckling occurs when an applied load causes both lateral displacement and twisting of a member. This failure is usually seen when a load is applied to an unconstrained, steel I-beam, with the two flanges acting differently, one under compression and the other … Read more