THEORY OF SIMPLE BENDING

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THEORY OF SIMPLE BENDING

THEORY

Specific Objectives

By the end of the module sub-unit, the trainee should be able to:

  1. derive the general expression of simple bending
  2. determine the appropriate forces on a bending structure member

Content

  • Elements

-Centre of gravity

-second moment of area

-neutral axis

-derivation

  • Forces

-Compressive

-Tensile

PRACTICE

Specific Objectives

By the end of the module sub-unit, the trainee should be able to:

  1. apply the expression to calculate bending stresses
  2. apply theory to determine the forces
  3. discuss the behavior of forces on a given section

Content

  • Bending stresses

-compressive

-tensile

  • Forces

- uniformly distributed

-concentrate loads

  • Sections

-rectangular

-T-sections

-circular

-I-sections


Competences

Ability to:

  1. demonstrate proper use of structural members in bending
  2. analyse a loaded beam using the theory of simple bending

Suggested Teaching/Learning Activities

  • Demonstrations
  • Class exercises

Suggested Learning Resources

  • Lab
  • Textbooks

Suggested Assessment Methods

  • Practical
  • Lab report
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