# THEORY OF SIMPLE BENDING

## 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

• 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

• Lab
• Textbooks

• Practical
• Lab report