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Cylinder Stress and Deflection with Applied Torsion

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The following are the equations and a calculator for determining the cylinder stress and deflection with a known applied torsion or torque. Please note that you must have a java enabled browser. To update the calculated values after changing inputs, you must click "Calculate" located at the bottom of the web page.

Reference: Roark's Formulas for stress and Strain 7th edition Warren C Young - Table 10.1

Cylinder Torsion Stress
Application Illustration

  Shaft Data  
r =
h =
  Rotational Moment    
T =
  Length under torsion  
L =
  Young's modulus  
E =
  Poissons ratio  
v =
  Modulus of rigidity  
G =
  Torsion constant  
C =
K =
  Angular Deflection  
  Maximum sheer stress (at perimeter)  
B =
B =

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