Torsion

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

torsion constant circle 1Torsion, abbreviated as T, is the stress of twisting of an object due to applied torque.

 

FORMULAS THAT USE Torsion

\(\large{ T = \frac{J}{r} \; \tau }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ T }\)  (Greek symbol tau) = applied torque or moment of torsion

\(\large{ J }\)  (Greek symbol alpha) = torsion constant

\(\large{ r }\) = distance between the rotational axis and the farthest point in the section

\(\large{ \tau }\) (Greek symbol tau) = maximum shear stress at the outer surface

 

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