Mechanics of Materials III: Beam Bending


This course explores the analysis and design of beam bending problems.

Prerequisite Knowledge: You will need to have successfully completed my earlier course “Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress and Strain and Axial Loading” in order to be successful in this course
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What you will learn

Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

In this section, we will review sketching shear force and bending moment diagrams.

Elastic Beam Bending

In this section, we will learn how to analyze and design for elastic beam bending.

Inelastic beam bending

In this section, we will learn about the analysis and design of inelastic beam bending.

Shear Stresses in Beams subjected to Non-Uniform Loading

In this section, we will learn how to analyze and design for shear stresses in beams subjected to non-uniform loading.

What’s included