Mechanics of Materials

Lesson 16

Beam Stresses III

Learning outcomes

    1. Compute Q, the statical moment of area, and t, the cross-sectional thickness or width, for any point on a cross-sectional or transverse plane.
    2. Explain the principles that form the basis of the derivation of the transverse shear stress equation.
    3. Distinguish between the sign conventions for internal shear force (V) and transverse shear stress (τ).

In-Class Notes

LE16 Beam Stresses III.pdf


HW16 Beam Stresses III.pdf