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A twisting stress

  1. Jan 18, 2007 #1
    A "twisting" stress

    If jello was spun 180 degrees back and forth on a horizontal plate, would it undergo some kind of twisting "jiggle"? If so how could I describe it in terms of stresses? Or even consider twisting in general...
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2007
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  3. Jan 18, 2007 #2
    Something like a twisted steel beam could be caused by opposing sheer forces on opposite sides of the beam.

    The Jello is more complicated then this, it seems like a problem in rotational dynamics.
  4. Jan 18, 2007 #3


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    The term you are looking for is torsion.
  5. Jan 19, 2007 #4
    Thanks for your help guys

    No wonder I couldn't find anything on "twisting stress" :rolleyes:
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