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Mechanics of Materials III: Beam Bending

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Mechanical Engineering
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 5 weeks long
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This course explores the analysis and design of beam bending problems.
Prerequisite Knowledge: You will need to have successfully completed my earlier course “Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress and Strain and Axial Loading” in order to be successful in this course

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The copyright of all content and materials in this course are owned by either the Georgia Tech Research Corporation or Dr. Wayne Whiteman. By participating in the course or using the content or materials, whether in whole or in part, you agree that you may download and use any content and/or material in this course for your own personal, non-commercial use only in a manner consistent with a student of any academic course. Any other use of the content and materials, including use by other academic universities or entities, is prohibited without express written permission of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Interested parties may contact Dr. Wayne Whiteman directly for information regarding the procedure to obtain a non-exclusive license.

Syllabus

Welcome


Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams
In this section, we will review sketching shear force and bending moment diagrams.

Elastic Beam Bending
In this section, we will learn how to analyze and design for elastic beam bending.

Inelastic beam bending
In this section, we will learn about the analysis and design of inelastic beam bending.

Shear Stresses in Beams subjected to Non-Uniform Loading
In this section, we will learn how to analyze and design for shear stresses in beams subjected to non-uniform loading.

Design of Beams
In this section, we will learn how to design appropriate beams for use in real world engineering structures.

Taught by

Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE

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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I highly recommend the series of Mechanical Engineering courses offered by Dr. Whiteman. The courses are self contained if taken in order, and all the theorems given are developed in the class, no formulas are thrown at you, so you can understand where the formulas come from and how to apply them. There are well developed and relevant examples in the lessons, often taken from real life engineering problems. And Dr. Whiteman does an excellent job in presentation, often with live demonstrations so you can get a better feel of the explanations. The courses provide a solid introduction to mechanical engineering, and even if you have taken some ME, these are a good review. What is presented in the courses are sufficient to understand most engineering designs. I have used what I learned here to study further engineering structures, for example, I am interested in the construction of Renaissance cathedrals, and applied what I learned to better understanding how they were built.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Whiteman is a very good teacher, he makes the complicated physics easy to understand and relate it with real life examples and equipment, which makes the class very interesting. I have taken all 4 courses in Dr. Whiteman's "Mechanics of Materials" and I highly recommend them as fundamental introduction courses for those who are interested in mechanical engineering!
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Joe P
5.0 11 months ago
Joe completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Dr. Wayne Whiteman,

This course "Mechanics of Materials III: Beam Bending:" was probably one of my favorites.

I currently work as an FEA analyst, and its nice to be able to recall some of the concepts from this class.

Thanks again!

Joe Powers
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I loved your explanations . Thanks Dr. Wayne Whiteman. You are incredible Especially your statement " Emphasis will be on understanding the subject not ton the calculations". now I started teaching this subject to my friends with ease
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Anonymous
4.0 11 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Really good lectures. Loved taking it. It was a good complement to my graduation, since I did not got it so well the first time. My only complaint is that the question on the forum are never (or it take to much time) answered.
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Anonymous
5.0 11 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
AN EASY COURSE TO UNDERSTANDING BEAM BENDING.YOU WILL GAIN FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SFD,BMD,PLASTIC BENDING ETC.IF YOU CANT UNDERSTAND ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED CONCEPTS,SIMPLY ENROLL IN THE COURSE
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Venkata G
4.0 11 months ago
by Venkata completed this course.
The course is very much Informative and interesting. I felt it a perfect way to refresh my basics. Professor has explained the things in an easily understandable and more application oriented manner.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good course from one of the best instructors

many thanks to everyone who made this available, coursera, georgia tech and mr. Whiteman



looking forward for more
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. Prof Whiteman provides worked examples that help with learning and the quiz problems. His courses provide a good background for engineering.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
its a very good course where bending of beams is explained in a very easy way. It will be helpful to every student who want to build deep insight in bending.
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Reza F
5.0 2 years ago
by Reza completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great course. I highly recommend it to people interested in mechanical engineering. I wish we had more useful courses on mechanical engineering. Thanks Dr. Whiteman
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Great content that really helped explain things in which are harder to understand I highly reccomend the course to anyone looking to get a better idea
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The passion for the mechanicals, statics, calculus, design of elements structures ......I love these. Great course. Thanks you.

Dr. Tonny W. Caicedo
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is an excellent course and very useful. Thanks a lot to Dr. Whiteman for such a wonderful teaching. Strongly recommended for all Mechanical Engineers.
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5.0 2 years ago
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Excellent course. it is a good opportunity to learn or refresh this subject. I am very happy with the content and the professor.
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