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The shear center of a channel section with uniform thickness, height, and width, is determined by computing the shear force in the member and calculating the moments of inertia of the sections.

To compute the shear forces, find the shear flow at a specific distance from the endpoint using the vertical shear and the moment of inertia values. The total shear force on the flange is calculated by integrating the shear flow from one end of the flange to the other.

Next, calculate the moments of inertia for both the web and the flange. This calculated moment of inertia is essential because it is used in the formula to find the distance from the centerline of the web to the shear center. It's important to note that the distance from the web to the shear center does not depend on the material's thickness and can vary from zero to half of the flange's width.

The final step involves calculating the distance to the shear center by substituting the known values into the equation. This systematic approach ensures an accurate identification of the shear center for the channel section, which is vital for engineering applications where understanding shear stress distribution is crucial.

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