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On the Torsion of Wings


Zahorski, Adam Teodor (1931) On the Torsion of Wings. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/E0T0-P929.


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)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautical Engineering
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:03 Oct 2019 23:07

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