This course, part of the engineering mechanics series, focuses on the bending strength of materials, presenting intuitive methods and simplified calculations to help engineers understand forces and stresses in beams through 19 solved examples and illustrative drawings.
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part A – Statics Fundamentals
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part B – Statics Applications
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part C – Axial Strength of Materials
Written in a reader-friendly fashion, “Essential Insights into Structural Mechanics for Engineers – Part D: Exploring Material Bending Strength” is the fourth installment in a series of engineering courses. Furthering the prior course’s coverage of engineering mechanics, this class concentrates on offering instinctive approaches to grasp fundamental concepts concerning forces and stresses within beams. It provides streamlined techniques for tackling beginner-level problems through simplified calculations. To help you throughout the course, we have provided 19 worked-out examples and supplementary illustrations to help strengthen your proficiency.
In Part D, The Following Modules Will Be Addressed:
- Understanding cross-sectional properties of structural elements, including defining and calculating Moment of Inertia and Section Modulus for a cross-section.
- Exploring torsional stresses and deformations in rods and shafts.
- Interpreting shear and bending moment diagrams for beams.
- Analyzing bending stresses in loaded beams.
- Evaluating shear stresses in loaded beams.
The initial two courses within the series cover key structural concepts for engineers. The first course, “Statics Fundamentals,” delves into solving problems tied to external loads on stationary bodies. The second, “Statics Applications,” expands on this by tackling real-world scenarios. The third course, “Axial Strength of Materials,” shifts focus to the internal aspects of structural elements. This includes examining stresses, strains, axial deformation, safety factors, thermal shifts, and cross-sectional properties.
If you do not feel confident in your knowledge of the topics listed above and have not completed the other courses in this series, please consider taking the courses for Part A, Part B, and Part C.
Author: Professor Patrick L. Glon, PE
Course Number: 274
Course Hours: 4 PDH