Saturday, 16 September 2017

TORQUE TRANSMITTED BY A HOLLOW CIRCULAR SHAFT

TORQUE TRANSMITTED BY A HOLLOW CIRCULAR SHAFT


Now we are going further to start a new topic i.e. Torque transmitted by a circular hollow shaft with the help of this post.

So, what is torsion or twisting moment?

 
A shaft will said to be in torsion, if it will be subjected with two equal and opposite torques applied at its two ends.

When a shaft will be subjected to torsion or twisting moment, there will be developed shear stress and shear strain in the shaft material.
We will discuss here one case of a hollow circular shaft which will be subjected to torsion and we will secure here the expression for maximum torque transmitted by a hollow circular shaft.

We have following information from above figure

Ro = Outer radius of the hollow circular shaft
Ri = Inner radius of the hollow circular shaft
Do = Outer diameter of the hollow circular shaft
Di = Inner diameter of the hollow circular shaft
dr = Thickness of small elementary circular ring
r = Radius of the small elementary of circular ring
q = Shear stress at a radius r from the centre of the hollow circular shaft
τ = Maximum shear stress at outer surface of shaft
dA = Area of the small elementary of circular ring
dA = 2П x r x dr

Shear stress, at a radius r from the centre, could be determined as mentioned here
q/r = τ / Ro
q = τ x r/ Ro

 
Turning force due to shear stress at a radius r from the centre could be determined as mentioned here
dF = q x dA
dF = τ x r/ Ro x 2П x r x dr
dF = τ/ Ro x 2П r2dr

Twisting moment at the circular elementary ring could be determined as mentioned here
dT = Turning force x r
dT = τ/ Ro x 2П r3dr

Total torque could be easily determined by integrating the above equation between limits Ri and Ro.
Therefore total torque transmitted by a hollow circular shaft will be given by following formula
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We will now discuss the Principal planes and principal stresses, in the category of strength of material, in our next post.

Reference:

Strength of material, By R. K. Bansal
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