Bending Moment in Beams: Summary and Further Reading

Course subject(s) 4. Bending Moment in Beams

Summary of Key Equations

In this unit, we derived only one new equation: the Flexure Formula

\[\sigma=\frac{My}{I} \]

However, we did also bring up a few things that are review and that you are expected to know for this course. Bending moment diagrams, shear force diagrams, locating the centroid of a cross section, and calculating the second moment of area of a cross section are all capabilities you need to employ in solving bending problems. Thus please be sure you review your Statics course notes as a refresher on these topics if needed.

Further Reading and Problems

4.2 Bending Force and Shear Force Diagrams
Relevant textbook reading: Ch. 6.1 – 6.2
Practice problems: 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, 6.11, 6.25

4.3 Bending of Symmetric Beams
Relevant textbook reading: Ch. 6.3-6.4
Practice problems: 6.53, 6.57, 6.83, 6.93, 6.95, 6.101

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