The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 49 (1971) > Issues > Issue 8 > Torsional Behaviour of Structural Rectangular Hollow Sections
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Torsional Behaviour of Structural Rectangular Hollow Sections

This paper presents a basis for determining displacements and stresses arising from the torsion of structural rectangular hollow sections. Particular attention is given to stress concentrations at the re-entrant corners. A relationship is determined between freely formed corner radii and section thickness. Analytical solutions are compared with experimental results on steel sections and prediction from thin walled torsion theory. J. Marshall

Author(s): Marshall, J

Keywords: torsion;behaviour;rectangular;tubes;hollow;stress concentrations;steel