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Re: Shear center of L-shape 'concrete' beam

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While those suggesting the legs intersection seem to be correct, I have looked through the available literature and found formulas only for sections with one axis of symmetry like channel beam. Now the issue seems interesting to me, too.

In most general case, the flexural centre coordinates are described by a rather complex integral equation, given in Martin Sadd's book on elasticity of 2005.
I'll write more if I find a more usable equation.


On 9/25/08, Wontae Kim <kimwontae(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Christopher W., Jordan T. & David T.
Thanks for your responses!
I have more questions to your answers posted.
Do you think that shear center is on 'the centerline of a vertical leg'?
So, is shear center the intersection of vertical and horizontal centerline rather than center of mass?
I am looking forward to your more inputs.

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