Accession Number : AD0752059

Title :   Torsion of a Fluted Bar with a Rope-Like Cross-Section,

Corporate Author : CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Heller,Samuel R. , Jr. ; Chi,Michael ; Ome,Guillermo

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The complex variable method of solving two-dimensional problems in elasticity is used. A mapping function suitable for any basically circular outline with an integral number of external or internal lobes periodically spaced around its periphery is developed. An adequate method for evaluating the coefficients is demonstrated and coefficient values are tabulated. Expressions for the torsional constant, warping function, and shearing stress are developed and their variation with the number of strands are displayed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MECHANICAL CABLES, TORSION), (*CORDAGE, *WIRE), ELASTIC PROPERTIES, SHEAR STRESSES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, TRIGONOMETRY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, HELIXES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE