Shear Forces and Bending Moments Bumper Example Pack
After completing my flagship civil engineering structural analysis course, Mastering Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams, what better way to confirm you truly have mastered the techniques, than testing yourself against 10 fresh challenge questions?
Honing your structural analysis skills requires practice. There is no shortcut for sitting down and implementing your solution strategies on unfamiliar questions. Finding challenging questions complete with detailed solutions can be difficult. In fact, one of the most frequent requests I receive from my civil engineering students is for more worked examples.
In this course, I have developed 10 questions with detailed solutions explaining the thought process and logic behind their solution. In each solution video I explain in detail how I’ve used the techniques you’ve been taught previously to construct the shear force and bending moment diagrams. I have developed this question set to cover all of the common and not so common statically determinate structure types. We will address, beams, frames, structures with internal pin-joints and inclines members, all things you’re likely to come across as a civil or structural engineer.
The course is developed around the concept of problem based learning. To get the most out of the course you should attempt a question and iterate on your solution until you converge on the correct one. This way you learn by working your way through each problem – hence the name problem based learning. Only at the end should you watch the accompanying video to check the reasoning behind your solution.
Completing this Shear Forces and Bending Moments Bumper Example Pack is a great way to wrap up your study of shear forces and bending moments, leaving you well placed to move on and tackle more advanced analysis techniques.
A Quick Introduction
The Challenge Questions
Just a quick typo correction; in this video at 1:38, I make a typo and say that Vb = 115kN. As you'll see, Vb is in fact equal to 6.39kN. The correct number is used throughout the rest of the example - just wanted to flag this for you ahead of time.