Video – Beam Fundamentals: Understanding Loadings and Reactions

Almost all objects are loaded in bending. Knowing how to spot and then calculate the bending moment is critical. Identifying the bending stress brings lots of elements together. We need to know things like:

  • Loads and reactions
  • Shear / Moment Diagrams
  • Area Moment of Inertia
  • Section Modulus
  • What parts of section to exclude
  • Transverse Shear

Let’s look at all of these components.

Corey Rasmussen

Corey is the Managing Director of the Mentored Engineer and owner of Rasmussen Designs. He received his BSME from Baylor University and holds a professional engineering license in North Carolina and Texas. He has been an engineer since 2002 with extensive experience in engineering design, fabrication and troubleshooting. He specializes in mobile equipment, hydraulic systems and machine design. He has two patents

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