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2: Matrix Methods for Mechanical Systems

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    • 2.1: A Uniaxial Truss
      We now investigate the mechanical prospection of tissue, an application extending techniques developed in the electrical analysis of a nerve cell. In this application, one applies traction to the edges of a square sample of planar tissue and seeks to identify, from measurement of the resulting deformation, regions of increased 'hardness' or 'stiffness.' For a sketch of the associated apparatus, visit the Biaxial Test site.
    • 2.2: A Small Planar Truss
      We return once again to the biaxial testing problem, introduced in the uniaxial truss module. It turns out that singular matrices are typical in the biaxial testing problem.
    • 2.3: The General Planar Truss
    • 2.4: Chapter 2 Exercises