Advances in Analytical Modeling of Torsional Members

by Y. L. Mo,
Richard White,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The basic formula for calculating the torsional strength of reinforced concrete members was developed by Rausch (1929) using the space truss concept. Unfortunately, Rausch's equation may be unconservative by more than 30% for under-reinforced beams (Hsu 1968a, 1968b).

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Torsion | Stress strain relations | Beams | Trusses | Structural strength | Strength of materials

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