Determination of Torsional Stresses in Shafts: From Physical Analogies to Mathematical Models

  • Augusto Ajovalasit
  • Vincenzo Nigrelli
  • Giuseppe PitarresiEmail author
  • Gabriele Virzì Mariotti
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 31)


This paper presents the historical development of methods used for the study of torsional stresses in shafts. In particular, the paper covers both analog methods, especially those based on electrical analogies proposed circa 1925, and numerical methods, especially finite difference methods (FDM), finite element methods (FEM) and boundary element methods (BEM).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Augusto Ajovalasit
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Nigrelli
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Pitarresi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gabriele Virzì Mariotti
    • 1
  1. 1.DICGIMUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

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