free body diagram

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A schematic that represents a formless body in space, which is in complete equilibrium, regardless of the forces acting on it

free body diagram

a method of analysis of the force and motion characteristics of a body or object by drawing a simplified version of the external forces acting on it.
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At the moment of the first internal crack, a jump into the force diagram, due to the decreasing of its intensity, without displacement of the element.
Shaft stresses, bending momentum and shear force diagrams are represented graphically and shaft stress contours are shown.
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