*Submitted Paper*

**Inserted:** 27 feb 2018

**Year:** 2018

**Abstract:**

Bounds are obtained for the $L^p$ norm of the torsion function $v_{\Omega}$, i.e. the solution of $-\Delta v=1,\, v\in H_0^1(\Omega),$ in terms of the Lebesgue measure of $\Omega$ and the principal eigenvalue $\lambda_1(\Omega)$ of the Dirichlet Laplacian acting in $L^2(\Omega)$. We show that these bounds are sharp for $1\le p\le 2$.