### Polar Moment of Inertia is a measure of resistibility of a shaft against the twisting

Polar moment of inertia is required to calculate the twist of the shaft when the shaft is subjected to the torque.

It is different from the moment of inertia. where inertia is resistance to change in its velocity. Which is directly proposal to the mass.

**Example:** Consider a beam of length L and a rectangular cross-section having bxh

Where the three axis X, Y, Z represented.

X-axis along the breadth of the rectangular cross-section.

Y-axis along the height of the rectangular cross-section.

Z-axis along the length of the beam.

The moment of inertia about the X-axis and Y-axis are bending moments, and the moment about the Z-axis is a polar moment of inertia(**J**).

Polar moment of inertia is equal to the sum of inertia about X-axis and Y-axis

This is for the Rectangular cross-section beams.

**For Circular Cross-section**

For solid circular shaft d value will be zero in the above formula.

**For Triangular Cross-section**

**For Hexagonal Cross-section**

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