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Paper, 'On the existence of an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, arising from the lateral action of the fibres or particles on each other, and named by the author the "resistence [sic] of flexure"' by William Henry Barlow

Reference number: PT/51/1

Date: 1855

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33 manuscript pages and two plates showing beams, measuring instruments, and girders.

Subject: Engineering

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the existence of an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, arising from the lateral action of the fibres or particles on each other, and named by the author the 'resistance of flexure.’'

Received by the Royal Society on 23 February 1855. Read 29 March 1855.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 7, 1856.

Reference number
PT/51/1
Earliest possible date
1855
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Ink on paper
Page extent
35 pages
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Manuscript

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William Henry Barlow

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William Henry Barlow, Paper, 'On the existence of an element of strength in beams subjected to transverse strain, arising from the lateral action of the fibres or particles on each other, and named by the author the "resistence [sic] of flexure"' by William Henry Barlow, 1855, PT/51/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_51_1/paper-on-the-existence-of-an-element-of-strength-in-beams-subjected-to-transverse-strain-arising-from-the-lateral-action-of-the-fibres-or-particles-on-each-other-and-named-by-the-author-the-resistence-sic-of-flexure-by-william-henry-barlow, accessed on 26 May 2024

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