Influence of the Normal Force on the Torsion

Verification Example

Member with the given boundary conditions is loaded with the moment and the axial force. Neglecting it's self-weight, determine beam's maximum torsional deformation as well as its inner torsional moment defined as a sum of a primary torsional moment and torsional moment caused by the normal force. Provide a comparison of those values while assuming or neglecting the influence of the normal force.

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