(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The problem and cross section are attached. (#2 on the PDF)

I have to find the length of b if the shear center is at point O.

The horizontal lines that are not labeled are of length a.

3. The attempt at a solution

I took the Moment about O to get the equation for e.

I have split the cross section into 3 different sections, used tau=VQ/IT

Took the integral of tau to get V of the particular section.

I then found I total.

All of these values are respect to t,b, and a.

After I've done all this, do I set the e=0 and solve the equation for b in terms of a and t?

I am not sure if I am doing this right.

Will post the work I've done if necessary.

Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Shear Center Problem

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