The topics discussed in this section deal with transverse shear loading of beams that have (a) solid; or (b) open cross sections. In the case of (b) the beam could also be either thin-walled or stiffened as in skin-stringer sections. Cross-sections with one, two, or no axis of symmetry are analyzed for shear flow distribution, shear center location, and maximum shear stress.
Topics covered: Flexural shear stress, shear flow, and shear center
Restrictions: The beam sections considered in this chapter are all homogeneous and elastic.
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