MEM09005B – Perform basic engineering drafting (Superseded by MEM09005)


Calculate Force Systems Within Simple Beam Structures

121 pages

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This unit covers understanding and calculating force systems within simple beam structures and applying them to solving simple engineering problems involving forces, moments and basic stress and strain calculations, and then determining the nominal sizes of simple beams subject to loading.

Topics covered in the resource include structures; strength & stability, elements of coplanar force resolution, bending moments, types of forces on structural members, shear and bending moment diagrams, centroid and first moment of area, second moment of area, section modulus, bending and shear stress, deflection and stiffness, and selection of steel beam.

Skill practice exercises consist of simple industrial applications using calculations and/or graphics to determine the answers.

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