# Mechanics Archive

## Types of Bending Stresses

Types of Bending Stresses: Bending stresses are those that bend the beam because of beam self-load and external load acting on it. Bending stresses are of two types; Pure Bending Simple Bending Pure Bending: Bending will be called as pure …

## Column Basics | Types | Failure Patterns | End Conditions & Design

Column is a long cylindrical member subjected to axial compression. Column carries self-weight and load coming on it.  Generally,  load transfers through its longitudinal direction.  Column is categorized based on its height. These are; Short Column Long Column Short Column If …

## Rankin’s Formula Example for Column Crushing/Buckling Load

It is an empirical formula used for the calculation of ultimate load both for short and long columns. Rankin’s formula is also known as Rankin Gordon Formula. It gives the ultimate load that column can bear before failure. If column …

## Euler’s Crippling Load Formula and Example

Euler’s crippling load formula is used to find the buckling load of long columns. The load obtained from this formula is the ultimate load that column can take. In order to find the safe load, divide ultimate load with  the …

## How to Find Point of Contraflexure

In an overhanging beam, point of contraflexure is a point where bending moment changes it sign. Example: A point, where bending moment goes from positive to negative or from negative to positive. It can better explained by solving a numerical. …

## Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagram of Simply Supported Beam

Shear force and bending moment diagram of simply supported beam can be drawn by first calculating value of shear force and bending moment. Shear force and bending moment values are calculated at supports and  at points where load varies. Simply …

## Shear Force & Bending Moment of Cantilever With UDL & Point Load

In this example, readers will learn how to draw shear force & bending moment diagram of cantilever beam carrying udl(uniform distributed load) and point loads. Example Draw shear force and bending moment diagram of cantilever beam carrying UDL and point loads. …

## Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagram of Cantilever Beam

Shear force on cantilever beam is the sum of vertical forces acting on a particular section of a beam. While bending moment is the algebraic sum of moments about the centroidal axis of any selected section of all the loads …

## Simply Supported Beam With Overhang on Bothsides

In this example, readers get clear idea of how to find reactions of simply supported beam when overhang is on both sides of supports. Example Calculate of the reactions of simply supported beam with overhang on both sides of support. …