Torsion of Reinforced Concrete -A Historical Overview

by Thomas T. C. Hsu,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures 2004: Building on the Past, Securing the Future


The story of torsion of reinforced concrete must start with the French professor, C. L. Navier. In his landmark book (Navier, 1826) he rigorously derived the first rational theory for torsion of homogeneous members with circular cross section. This theory was rigorous because it was based on three principles of mechanics of materials, namely, the equilibrium of stresses, the compatibility of strains, and Hooke's law of material.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Torsion | Material properties | Material mechanics | Faculty | Homogeneity | Cross sections | Equilibrium

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