Fundamentals of Internal Bending Moments
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Fundamentals of Internal Bending Moments

A roadmap to building accurate bending moment diagrams and what they mean to the engineer.
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Created by Dr Seán Carroll
Last updated 9/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how external loads on a structure induce internal stresses within the structure.
  • Determine the internal bending moment at any point within a structure.
  • Determine how the bending moment varies with position in a structure.
  • Draw bending moment diagrams for statically determinate structures.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of bending moments or internal stresses is required. A basic understanding of statics would be helpful but isn't essential. A willingness to learn is the only prerequisite!
Description

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:

  • making that link between internal stresses and bending moments. 
  • we’ll then go on to use the principal of moment equilibrium to determine the bending moment at discrete points within the structure. 
  • this sets us up to start thinking about how the bending moment varies throughout the structure. 
  • the final idea we’ll introduce is the concept of a sign convention for bending moments. 

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!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed at engineering students who want to get a better understanding of how external loads influence the stresses within structures. Students who struggle with bending moment diagrams would also benefit.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
02:38:58
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Introduction
1 Lecture 07:52
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Linking Stresses and Bending Moments
2 Lectures 19:07
Relating Stresses to Bending Moments - Part 1
11:00

Relating Stresses to Bending Moments - Part 2
08:07
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Applying the Principle of Equilibrium
3 Lectures 20:20

Internal Bending Moments & Equilibrium - Part 2
06:00

Internal Bending Moments & Equilibrium - Part 3
05:43
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Bending Moment Variation & Sign Convention
3 Lectures 36:40
How Does the Bending Moment Vary?
09:25

Finding the Maximum Bending Moment
11:41

The Bending Moment Sign Convention
15:34
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Test Yourself!
5 Lectures 01:13:08
Test Yourself - Worked Example #1
09:52

Test Yourself - Worked Example #2
14:47

Test Yourself - Worked Example #3
16:03

Test Yourself - Worked Example #4
30:27

Wrapping things up
01:59
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BONUS CONTENT
1 Lecture 01:51
BONUS LECTURE - Free ENGINEERING 101 student manual
01:51
About the Instructor
Dr Seán Carroll
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1,073 Students
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BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng MIEI FHEA

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.