Masters Theses

Abstract

"Channel beams have been designed with the main purpose of giving large resistance to bending while the torsional strengths are known to be relatively small. In this experiment, a cantilevered channel beam was loaded with a concentrated load at the free end, first through the experimentally determined shear center and then through the centroid of the cross section. For each loading condition, the strains were measured with the aid of SR-4 strain gages placed at intervals along the length of the beam. With the aid of a computer, the strains were converted into longitudinal stresses and these stresses were compared to the theoretically predicted values of longitudinal stresses.

The derivation of the torsional stress equation as shown in the text Advanced Mechanics of Materials by Seely and Smith is briefly compared to the derivation of the torsional stress equation as shown in the text Strength of Materials by Timoshenko. The two derivations are discussed and, even though the derivations are completely different, the values of longitudinal stress obtained by the use of each equation agree very well with each other.

The longitudinal stresses calculated from the experimentally obtained values or strain agree very closely with the theoretically predicted values of longitudinal stress"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Muhlbauer, Karlheinz C., 1930-2008

Committee Member(s)

Hansen, Peter G., 1927-2010
Roberts, J. Kent, 1922-2014
Schowalter, Ralph E., 1923-2001

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Mechanics

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

viii, 73 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-72).

Rights

© 1966 David M. Schaeffer, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Steel, Structural
Strains and stresses
Flexure

Thesis Number

T 1903

Print OCLC #

5976973

Electronic OCLC #

903363771

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