**III. TRANSVERSE
SHEAR
LOADING
OF
BEAMS
WITH
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SOLID OR
OPEN
CROSS
SECTIONS**
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**.

III.1* Introduction
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III.2* Shear Center
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III.3
*Flexural Shear Stress and Shear Flow
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III.4* Shear Flow
Analysis for Symmetric Beams
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III.5* Shear Flow
Analysis for Unsymmetric Beams
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III.6* Analysis of
Beams with Constant Shear-Flow Webs
*(i.e., skin-stringer type sections)

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