Shear Centre - Mono-Symmetric Section

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Shear Centre - Mono-Symetric Section

Notation and Units

Metric and Imperial Units

The above formulas may be used with both imperial and metric units. As with all calculations care must be taken to keep consistent units throughout with examples of units which should be adopted listed below:


  • b = width of flange under consideration, in or mm
  • c = distance to shear centre, in or mm
  • h = height of section (to centre of flanges), in or mm
  • N/A = neutral axis
  • t = flange thickness under consideration, in or mm

Additional Resources

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  3. Engineering core courses. (2016). Solid mechanics II: C3 transverse shear. Retrieved from
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  5. T.V. Galambos. Stability design criteria for Metal Structures. New York. 1998. Print.