7a. Combined Loads (SSES Ch. 7.0) • Combined Loading • Superposition 
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In earlier chapters, formulas were developed to obtain the stresses in axial members (bars), torsional members (shafts), pressure vessels, and beams. Each type of component was subjected to one type of load, which caused one type of stress at a material point, e.g., torque causes shear stress. In general, engineering systems are simultaneously loaded by axial forces, torques, bending moments and shear forces  combined loading  as illustrated in the image below.

Combined loading problems are solved using the Method of Superposition:
Several rules must be considered:

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