Mechanics of Materials III: Beam Bending

Open Online

Course Description

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

How You Will Benefit

After taking this course, the learner should be able to describe the importance of studying mechanics of materials and define the qualifications for a structure to be treated as a beam.

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  • Describe the importance of studying mechanics of materials.
  • Define the qualifications for a structure to be treated as a beam.
  • Derive the strain-curvature relationship for pure beam bending.
  • Define inelastic beam bending for symmetric cross sections.
  • Derive the expression for shear stress in beams subjected to non-uniform bending.
  • Design for an appropriate beam to be used in a real-world engineering problem.



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


Technology Requirements

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Course Info

Course ID: DL 0016M
Course Format: Online