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On the torsion of wings


Zahorski, Adam T. (1931) On the torsion of wings. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


Methods of investigation of pure torsion differ in many ways from the general method of procedure for other types of stresses. First it is very difficult to subject a body to a pure torsion without superposing bending moments; second the exact determination of twisting moment is in most cases very doubtful; third, a body subjected to torsional shearing stresses in general does not deform according to a simple law, but this deformation is usually a function of the geometry of the body.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
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Defense Date:1 January 1931
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04172008-075520
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ID Code:1406
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Deposited On:23 Apr 2008
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:37

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