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This paper deals with the analysis of the sixth elementary Volterra's
distortion for a circular hollow, homogeneous, elastic, isotropic cylinder. More
precisely, the specific load connected to the sixth distortion is proved to be equivalent
(in Saint Venant's theory) to a right combined compressive and bending
stress and to a right combined tensile and bending stress. Our results have been
applied to a material made up of steel to compare the obtained numerical results
with Volterra's predictions: the values calculated through Saint Venant's theory
are more strictly related to those calculated by Volterra when the cylinder thickness
tends to zero.