Suppose an NX-size test cylinder with an L/D ratio of two has a Young’s modulus of 10 million psi, a Poisson’s ratio of 0.35 and fails in uniaxial compressive at 0.1% strain.
Find:
1 The axial load (kN) and stress (unconfined compressive strength, psi) at failure;
2 The relative displacement of the cylinder ends at failure (in inches).