Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp 198–200 | Cite as

Conducting-sheet analogy for stress concentrations in twisted structural sections

Stress concentrations in the fillets of structural sections in torsion can be determined experimentally. New results are presented for the stress concentrations in I and T beams
  • C. W. Beadle
  • H. D. Conway


Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Stress Concentration Structural Section 
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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. W. Beadle
    • 1
  • H. D. Conway
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaDavis
  2. 2.Department of MechanicsCornell UniversityIthaca

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