This introductory course focuses on helping students build a solid foundation for their understanding of internal bending moments.
A basic part of any engineer’s job is understanding how external loads on a structure lead to internal stresses developing within the structure. An ability to analyse bending moments is the key to making the link between external loads and internal stress.
This course initially focuses on:
The course wraps up with a number of worked examples for you to test yourself against. This is where you can prove to yourself that your investment in this course has payed off!
Each lecture is developed and delivered with the benefit of my experience as a university lecturer in structural engineering. The delivery style is traditional with material developed through hand-drawn notes and sketches. Students are encouraged to develop their own notes while watching each video lecture…no ‘death by PowerPoint’ here!
This course is suitable for engineering students trying to get to grips with bending moment analysis. If you find you struggle to draw bending moment diagrams correctly or you’re not sure why they’re so important, this introductory course would be a great place to spend a couple of hours!
Seán is a UK based lecturer in structural engineering and a chartered engineer. He holds a degree in structural engineering, a masters degree in civil engineering and a PhD also in civil engineering. After graduating in 2006, Seán worked for several years as a structural design engineer before pursuing a PhD in structural dynamics. In addition to his civil engineering research, Seán's other passion is teaching. Whether that's live in the lecture hall or here on Udemy. Seán is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, a recognition of his commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education.