# Total moment of shear stress about the center line of a cylinder

1. Sep 21, 2014

### eterna

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I have found the shear stress of the inner cylinder to be 405 Pa like in the solution
but I am having trouble visualizing the total moment of this stress about the center line.
I was wondering if someone could explain where that d(theta) in the moment expression comes from, possibly with a diagram

thanks

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2. Sep 21, 2014

### Staff: Mentor

The d(theta) comes in because you have to integrate around the circumference of the cylinder. The force on a differential area of the cylinder is $dF=\tau (L r_id\theta)$.