Column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above ... more
In engineering, deflection is the degree to which a structural element is displaced under a load. It may refer to an angle or a distance.
The angle of ... more
A fracture is the separation of an object or material into two, or more, pieces under the action of stress.There are three ways of applying a force to ... more
Fracture mechanics is the field of mechanics concerned with the study of the propagation of cracks in materials. It uses methods of analytical solid ... more
Stiffness is the rigidity of an object — the extent to which it resists deformation in response to an applied force. In general, stiffness is not the same ... more
Contact mechanics is the study of the deformation of solids that touch each other at one or more points.When two solid surfaces are brought into close ... more
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