Timoshenko’s Shear Coefficient From a Beam Subjected to Gravity Loading

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N. G. Stephen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Manchester Polytechnic, Chester Street, Manchester M15GD, England

J. Appl. Mech 47(1), 121-127 (Mar 01, 1980) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3153589 History: Received December 01, 1978; Online July 21, 2009


The Kennard and Leibowitz method of obtaining the shear coefficient, by equating center-line curvature of a Timoshenko beam to the curvature of a beam subjected to uniform gravity loading, is extended to arbitrary monosymmetric sections. The resulting expression for the coefficient is evaluated for several sections and comparison made with experimental and exact theoretical results.

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