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On Introducing "Section Modulus for Asymmetric Bending" of Stiffeners

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A new geometric property of shipbuilding structural profiles is introduced to consider asymmetric bending. This is the so-called section modulus for asymmetric bending, which allows for determining the total bending stresses in the structural profile for any angle of the attached plate and any angle of the plane of the applied load. As for symmetric bending, the major assumption behind the developed procedure for calculating the section modulus for asymmetric bending is that the structural profile works as a unit, that is, independently.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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