# Strain Energy: Definition & Calculation

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### A 600 N weight is hanging from the end of a cable with a total volume of 0.5 m3, causing a stress of 20,000 N/m2 in the cable. If the Young's modulus of the cable is 36,000 N/m2, how much strain energy is stored in the cable?

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### 2. A force of 15,000 N applied to a metal rod and it gets 0.01 m shorter as a result. How much strain energy is stored in the rod?

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Take this multiple-choice quiz and discover how much you know about strain energy. Important topics include how to calculate the strain energy and the term for energy stored in a deformable object when a force is applied to it.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the following:

• Stored strain energy when you know the force applied and change in length of a rod
• Ratio of stress to strain for a material
• Strain energy in a cable when you know its stress, strain and volume

## Skills Practiced

• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve strain energy practice problems
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the energy stored when a force is applied to a rod and its length is changed
• Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about energy in a cable when you know its stress, strain and volume