Torsion in Beams with Open Sections

by Kuang-Han Chu, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, IL,
Robert B. Johnson, Formerly Graduate Student; Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, IL,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 7, Pg. 1397-1419


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The interaction of bending and torsion in laterally unsupported beams of I or WF sections was studied and the results were presented in a series of curves for practical use. The beams were subjected to vertical loads applied at the top flange and parallel to the major axis with a constant eccentricity, e, from the major axis. The cases studied were: (1) simply supported beams with a concentrated load at midspan; (2) simply supported beams uniformly loaded; (3) cantilever beams uniformly loaded; and (4) cantilever beams with a concentrated load at the free end. An example of application of the curves presented is shown.

Subject Headings: Vertical loads | Concentrated loads | Torsion | Cantilevers | Bending (structural) | Curved beams | Flanges

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