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I begged the question to my statics professor at the time, and he didn't know - thought it was just a generic term.  Since then I've asked every engineer that I've worked with, nothing...  Then, yesterday, as I was performing calculations on a custom section, the thought occurred to me that I have the largest pool of smartees to pull from here on the SEAINT server; someone was bound to know... 

And now I know.  So, thank you Chris for satisfying a ~6 year old curiosity. Albeit snidely... but thanks just the same. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc] 
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 5:31 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Radius of Gyration

I guess I'm an idiot, because although I learned how to COMPUTE the radius
of gyration, and how to use it, I never learned how the term came to be
called what it is.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen [mailto:t.w.allen(--nospam--at)cox.net] 
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 4:08 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Radius of Gyration

Christopher-

Something you should have learned as a freshman is....English.

The OP said wanted to know where the _term_ "radius of gyration" originated,
which I thought was a valid question. I started to reach for my copy of
Wikipedia until I saw that someone beat me to it.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
ALLEN DESIGNS
Consulting Structural Engineers
 V (949) 248-8588 . F(949) 209-2509

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com] 
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 12:55 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Radius of Gyration


On Jun 20, 2009, at 1:58 PM, Richard Calvert wrote:

[Bill Allen] <snip>

This is really basic stuff you should have learned as a sophomore.


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