On Fri, 7 Dec 2007 10:43:06 -0800 (PST), the_mesar
I will fess up that I initially gave a comparable answer from
'gut-feelings' alone. The Wolfram folks have a good on line text with
a torsionally stressed equilateral prism cross section beam.
I didn't take the time to peruse it. But i started to think about a
rubber prismatic c/s beam. If I torsionally stress the beam near one
end, it's THAT end that takes most of the reaction, I fancy.....
Brian Whatcott Altus OK
So where are we now with the "answer"?
I did a quick "reality" check on the OP's proposed solution.....at the
limit cases & the "mindless" one & it looked ok.
I approached it based on the concept of torsional (or any type)
springs in parallel.
Limit cases; limit cases x=0 & x=L 1) infinitlely stiff & flexible
x=L/2 2) equally flexible.
but just because the solution works at the ends & the middle doesn't
mean it's good everywhere. :)
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