Solid Mechanics: Introduction

Mechanics is the science of forces and motions. The origins of mechanics could be traced back to 4th century BC when Aristotle founds the system of Aristotelian physics, but it was not until 1687 when Isaac Newton publishes his three laws of motion that laid the foundation for what is now known as classical mechanics. …

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What is Bending Moment?

To understand the term bending moment we have to understand what is a moment of force. Force: The basic definition of force that we have learned is that force is push and pull. Force, when applied to an object, tends to change its motion or its shape. In structural engineering, we have well-defined cross sections …

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