A bending moment is simply defined as “the algebraic sum of the moments of all the forces which induces bending of an element” (1). The aim of this assignment is to work out the bending moment in a simply supported beam when different concentrated loads are applied to it. A simply supported beam is a structure, usually with a straight profile supported at the ends, often pinned on one side and simply supported or on a roller on the other. There will be three series of loads applied to this beam & the findings will be recorded. The results will then be compared with the theoretical bending moment & the reasons for any variation explained. The main reason for the experiment to be conducted is to examine, not only the accuracy of the testing equipment, but also the accuracy of bending moment calculations and diagrams compared to a real-world assessment. It will hopefully prove that “the bending moment at a cut section is equal to the algebraic sum of the moments acting to the left or right of the section”. (2) After this introduction, there will be a little background information about this experiment and its apparatus, followed by a breakdown of the experimental procedure. Then, there will be the displayed results before a comparison with the theoretical results that have been calculated. Finally, while the conclusions are made, I will attempt to explain the reasons for any discrepancy and state how I would improve the process.

(1)The Science Dictionary (2012) http://thesciencedictionary.org/bending-moment/#ixzz2uKaWzF9e (Accessed: 26/02/14) (2)Momade, H (2011) Shear Force, Bending Moment, Deflection in beams & Strut Apparatus Test http://www.academia.edu/3671106/shear_forc e_bending_moment_deflection_beams_strut_apparatus_test (Accessed: 27/02/14)

Background/Theory

When a force is applied perpendicularly to a point at a given distance away from that point, the rotational force that occur is called a moment. “It is...

...1.0 OBJECTIVE
1.1 To examine how bendingmoment varies with an increasing point load.
1.2 To examine how bendingmoment varies at the cut position of the beam for various loading condition.
2.0 LEARNING OUTCOMES
2.1 To application the engineering knowledge in practical application
2.2 To enhance technical competency in structural engineering through laboratory application.
2.3 To communicate...

...Applied mechanics laboratory report
“Measurement of bendingmoment and
shear forces for structural analysis”
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1.Theory and background
1.1 Summary
That performed laboratory session on bendingmoments and shear forces requires good understanding and sufficient knowledge of axial forces. Bending is defined as a behavior of any structural element that undergoes the external load, which is...

... Bending of a Channel Section
Experiment Two: Stiffness Report from laboratory work performed on 12 May 2011 as a part of the unit of study CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics
Abstract
This report has been written to describe an experiment performed on a channel section examining the stiffness of the beam through two differing types of deformation – curvature and deflection. The aim of the experiment was to determine the value of the flexural rigidity (EI) in two...

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...Objective
The objective of this experiment is to compare the theoretical internal moment with the measured bendingmoment for a beam under various loads.
Introduction and Background
Theory
Definition of a Beam
Members that are slender and support loadings that are applied perpendicular to their longitudinal axis are called beams. Beams are important structural and mechanical elements in engineering. Beams are in general, long straight bars...

...EXPERIMENT : CONTINUOUS BEAM
1.0 Learning outcome:
1.1 Determine the magnitude of the fixing moment in a continuous beam by experiment and
to compare this with the value predicted by theory.
2.0 Apparatus/Equipment:
2.1 Aluminium
2.2 Brounze
2.3 Weight
2.4 Dial gauge
Weight Dial gauge Aluminium Brounze
3.0 Safety and health:...

...DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
CEMB 121 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS LABORATORY
LABORATORY EXPERIMENT NO. 3
BENDING OF BEAMS - (a) BendingMoment I
(b) BendingMoment II
SECTION 1
GROUP NUMBER 3
GROUP MEMBERS
1. YEOW SU LEE ( CE085335 )
2. JOUDI J. MOOSOM ( CE085338 )
3. NINI EZLIN ROSLI ( CE086340 )
4. MOHD AFIQ AFIFE BIN ABAS ( CE085310 )
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...combination of internal transverse shear force and bendingmoment. An accurate analysis required in order to make sure the beam is construct without any excessive loads which affect its strength.
A bendingmoment exists in a structural element when a moment is applied to the element so that the element bends. Moments and torques are measured as a force multiplied by a distance so they have as unit...

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