Krefeld, William J. Formerly, Columbia University, New York, New York.
Browman, W. G.
A tie member or chain link. Tension or compression applied through the center of a ring produces bending moment, shear, and normal force on radial sections. Because shear stress is zero at the boundaries of the section where bending stress is maximum, it is usually neglected. A quadrant of the ring is a curved bar with moments MA and MB at the ends (see illustration).
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