Basic Solid Mechanics Experiments


Thick cylinder shows the strains in the walls of a thick-walled cylinder when it is under stress from an internal pressure.This arrangement is similar to many ‘real world’ applications, including pressure vessels and medium caliber gun or cannon barrels. The thick cylinder also teaches, Stress and strain distribution in the walls of a thick cylinder, How to predict the stress and strain in a thick cylinder, The use of strain gauges and Shear stress in thick cylinder.


Experiments: Strain gauge linearity, Strain and stress distribution.

Faculty: Dr. M. Ramji, Dr. S. Suryakumar
Staff: Mr. S. Jagadeesan