Shear coefficient (For solid rectangular cross-section beam)

Description

Timoshenko beam model takes into account shear deformation and rotational inertia effects, making it suitable for describing the behavior of short sandwich composite beams or beams subject to high-frequency excitation when the wavelength approaches the thickness of the beam. The shear coefficient is dependent on the cross-section geometry of the beam and can be calculated by the Poisson’s ratio.

Related formulas

Variables

κThe Shear coefficient (dimensionless)
νPoisson's ratio (dimensionless)