This paper first discusses the loads of major significance to various machines and machine parts, and second, considers available methods of measuring, analyzing, and presenting information on loads and stresses. Various engine and machine components are examined from standpoints of loading methods and which loads are likely to be critical on each component. Interrelations between components and machines are also discussed.
Tools and methods available to the load and stress analyst are described, with particular emphasis on choices available in methods, instrumentation, and presentation of data. Reasons for preferences in particular situations are given.