Stress-State Simplifications

Course subject(s) 3. Torsion

Aerospace engineers typically deal with highly weight efficient structures. For torsion, this means that the wall thickness of the shaft will often be small. This realm of shaft geometries enables some simplifications to the assumed stress state which allow for fast and easy analysis of thin-walled shafts. Watch the video below to learn more about these simplifications.

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