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Strength of Materials - Part 1
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Home Topics Chapter 1 : Simple Stress and Strain Chapter 2 : Principal Stresses and Strains Chapter 3 : Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams Chapter 3 : Part 2 Chapter 4 : Simple Bending of Beams Chapter 5 : Torsion Chapter 6 : Thin Cylinders and Spheres Chapter 7 : Columns and Struts Chapter 8 : Slope and Deflection

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Chapter 3 : Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams (Part 1 )

3.1 CONCEPT OF A BEAM Any member of a machine or structure whose one dimention (length) is very large as cothjared to the other two dimensions (width and thickness) and which can carry lateral or transverse loads in the axial plane is called a beam. A beam may be of rectangular, square, triangular, hexagonal and circular, etc. cross-sections. A beam is a very important member in structural mechanics to withstand the transverse loads. A beam may be made ‘-of timber, flitched beam, i.e. timber reinforced with mild steel strips, steel, and reinforced conc•rete. The reinforced concrete beams are mostly used in building construction, bridges and flyovers. 3.2 CONCEPTS OF BENDING MOMENT AND SHEAR FORCE 3.2.1 Bending Moment The bending moment (B.M.) at any point along a loaded beam is the algebraic sum of the moments of all the vertical forces acting to one side of the point abcut the point. Consider a simply supported beam AB carrying concentrated loads as shown in Fig. 3.1 Lé R and RB be the vertical reactions at supports A and B respectively. Consider a section x—x at a distance x from end A. The clockwise moment at this sectioh due to all the loads acting on the beam to the left of the section is:

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If we consider the forces to the right of the section x—x, then anticloc4wise moment is: For equilibrium of the beam, the B.M. given by equations (1) and (2) are equal. The SI units of B.M. are N.m or kN.n. 3.2.2 ShearForce The shear force (S F) at any point along a loaded beam is the algebraic sum of all the vertical forces acting to one side of the point. Thus, for the beam AB shown in Fig. 3.1, the shear force at cross-section x—x as measured from the left hand side is: The shear force as measured from the right hand side is: Since the beam is in equilibrium, the S.F. given by equations (1)

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