Twisting of Shafts

  • R. C. Stephens
  • J. J. Ward
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Abstract

When a torque is applied to a shaft, one end twists relative to the other end and each element in a cross-section is in a state of shear. The shearing stresses thereby induced in the shaft produce a moment of resistance, equal and opposite to the applied torque.

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© R. C. Stephens and J. J. Ward 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Stephens
    • 1
  • J. J. Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.West Ham College of TechnologyUK
  2. 2.The University of NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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