Mechanics of Materials III: Beam Bending

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Mechanics of Materials III: Beam Bending

Course Description

Explore the analysis and design of beam bending problems in this third course in the Mechanics of Materials series.

Course Content

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Requirements & Materials




  • A basic engineering mechanics of materials textbook to use as a reference and for completing additional practice problems.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for mechanical engineers looking for a refresher on basic concepts.

Working professional attending an engineering course

What You Will Learn

  • Shear force and bending moment diagrams
  • Elastic beam bending
  • Inelastic beam bending
  • Shear stresses in beams subjected to non-uniform loading
  • Design of beams fundamentals

How You Will Benefit

  • Describe the importance of studying mechanics of materials.
  • Define the qualifications for a structure to be treated as a beam.
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