Mechanics of Materials
Shear and Moment Diagrams I
- Memorize and apply the sign conventions for internal shear force and internal bending moment.
- Graphically integrate the load function to construct the shear diagram for a simply-supported beam.
- Graphically integrate the shear function to construct the moment diagram for a simply-supported beam.
- Gain fluency, speed, and accuracy in constructing shear and moment diagrams for simply-supported beams.
Shear and moment diagrams in Mechanics of Materials is a review of material you were taught in Statics. If you struggled with this topic in Statics, need a review, or would like to see the way I teach it in my Statics course, please spend some time working through:
Shear and Moment Diagrams - Infographic