A concrete pillar, which is reinforced with steel rods, supports a compressive axial load of 2 MN.
(a) Determine stresses σ1 and σ2 given the following:
For the steel, A1 = 4 × 10−3 m2 and E1 = 2 × 1011 N/m2
For the concrete, A2 = 0.2 m2 and E2 = 2 × 1010 N/m2
(b) What percentage of the total load does the steel reinforcement take?