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Tensile and compressive stresses are sometimes referred to also as normal stresses, because they act normal to the cross section. Under this concept, tensile stresses are considered as positive normal stresses and compressive stresses as negative. Stress Notation Suppose a member of a structure is acted upon by forces in all directions. For convenience, let us establish a reference set of perpendicular coordinate

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