Torsional stiffness of thin-walled shells having reinforcing cores and rectangular, triangular, or diamond cross section

Harvey G. McComb, Jr.
naca-report-1316
Jan 1957


A theoretical investigation has been made of the Saint-Venant torsion of certain composite bars. These bars are composed of two materials -- one material in the form of a thin-walled cylindrical shell and the other material in the form of a core which fills the interior of the shell and is bonded to it. An approximate boundary-value problem is formulated on assumptions similar to those of the theory of torsion of hollow thin-walled shells (Bredt theory). This boundary-value problem is solved exactly for a rectangular cross section and approximately for slender triangular and diamond cross sections. Results for the torsional stiffness constants are presented graphically.

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