The shear stress distribution of tapered beams is investigated using a theory based on linear elasticity. The theory is applicable to wide flange or box tapered Hooken beams. Conventionally the shear stress distribution is assumed to be uniform with the external shear carried solely by the web. By the proposed theory significant shears are carried by the flanges. Based on the proposed theory a simplified analysis procedure is described. Simply calculate the vertical components of the flange flexural load and subtract and add them from the total vertical shear. The resulting shear is assumed to be carried by the web as a relatively uniform stress distribution. In comparison with the finite element analysis and the classifical wedge theory close agreement was observed. /ASCE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Chong, K P
    • Swanson, W D
    • Matlock, R B
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1781-87
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SCE #12411
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1976 12:00AM