Mechanics of Materials

Lesson 14

Beam Stresses I

Learning outcomes

    1. Explain the two types of beam stresses and how they correlate to V and M.
    2. Explain the meaning of “plane sections remain plane.”
    3. Understand and apply the flexural stress equation.
    4. Explain the location and significance of the “neutral surface” and “neutral axis.”
    5. Use the symbol c in flexural stress equations to compute the maximum value of flexural stress.

In-Class Notes

LE14 Beam Stresses I.pdf


HW14 Beam Stresses I.pdf