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Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

Become an industry-level expert in creating shear force and bending moment diagrams. This is a key course in the civil design domain.

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Syllabus

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Course Overview

Bending moment and shear force diagrams are used in the design of structures like beams and columns. It is important for engineers in the civil industry to have an established understanding of bending moment and shear force diagrams as it helps in the optimization of structural designs. This reduces the chance of failures, and also cuts down on the overall weight of the building. Skill-Lync offers this course to take engineers through the various methods used to obtain and create bending moment and shear force diagrams with loading conditions that represent real-life scenarios.

By taking this course, learners will…

  • Understand the closed-form solutions and approximation methods available for obtaining bending moment and shear force diagrams for beams and frames. 
  • Understand the differences in shear forces and bending moments in a structure based on the type of loading condition.
  • Get hands-on experience with ETABS, a software tool used for generating bending moment and shear force diagrams. 
  • Complete projects that require a theoretical and practical understanding of how bending moment and shear force diagrams are used in the industry.

Who can enroll in this course?

Students and working professionals with a background in civil engineering can take this course.

Course Syllabus

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Week 1 - Introduction

The stress-strain curve graphically represents how a structure responds to loads. Stress-strain curves are an accurate method of demonstrating the mechanical properties of a structure such as modulus of elasticity, limit of proportionality, yield stress, proof stress, and more. Understanding stress-strain curves is a fundamental requirement needed to advance in this course. 

This week will cover

  • Concepts of stress and strain
  • Important aspects of stress-strain curves of steel and concrete materials
  • Hooke’s law
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Limit of proportionality
  • Yield stress
  • Proof stress
  • Fundamentals of equilibrium state 
    • Types of equilibrium
    • Equilibrium equations
    • Beams and their various types

Week 2 - Analysis of Single Span Beams

A single-span beam is only supported at the ends, and can be analyzed under various loading conditions. The applied load can be constant or vary with time. It is important for learners to understand the approach used to analyse single-span beams and their behaviour under loading conditions. 

This week will cover

  • Analysis approach for single-span beams
  • Types of loading
    • Uniform loading
    • Concentrated load
    • Linearly varying load
  • Determining the bending moment and shear force diagrams of beams
  • Sign convention used in the industry

Week 3 - Introduction to Methods of Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Beams and Analysis of Propped Cantilever Beams

A structure is said to be statically indeterminate when the equilibrium equations alone are not enough for calculating the forces. Such statically indeterminate structures can be analysed using two methods, stiffness method and force method. It is important to understand the concepts of indeterminacy in structures and equilibrium equations to advance in this field.

This week will cover

  • Statically indeterminate beams
  • Different methods of analysis of statically indeterminate structures 
    • Stiffness method
    • Force method
  • Equilibrium and deformation compatibility equations 
  • Overview on Castigliano’s theorem for determining displacements
    • Determination of bending moment and shear force diagrams of a single span statically indeterminate beam
    • Analysis of propped cantilever beam subjected to uniform load and concentrated load

Week 4 - Introduction to Internal Hinges in Beams and Two Span Continuous Beams

A beam that has more than two supports is called a continuous beam. A continuous beam that consists of two single-span beams connected to each other by internal hinges is known as a two-span continuous beam. Unwanted moment forces can be avoided by using hinges. It is important for learners to understand how two span continuous beams with internal hinges are analyzed. 

This week will cover

  • Internal hinges in statically indeterminate beams along with real-life examples
  • Implications of internal hinges on bending moments
  • Analysis of single-span and two-span beams with internal hinge
  • Determining bending moment and shear force diagrams

Week 5 - Introduction to Influence Line Diagrams

Influence line diagrams help determine the site of loading for a particular structure by capturing the applied load. Most often, a structure is subjected to concentrated moving loads. Concentrated loads are applied at a specific point. If the point of application varies with time, it is called concentrated moving load. It is important to understand the concepts involved in influence line diagrams and moving loads. 

This week will cover

  • Concept of influence line diagram and its applications
  • Influence lines of vertical reactions for a single span simply supported beam
  • Concept of moving loads
  • Determining absolute maximum bending moment in a beam due to a system of concentrated loads

Week 6 - Introduction to Muller Breslau’s principle

Müller-Breslau’s principle is a widely used method for drawing influence line diagrams of structures. An influence line diagram for a determinate structure is a straight lin, and for an indeterminate structure, it is a curve. It is important to understand the concepts involved in Müller-Breslau’s principle, as well as its applications.

This week will cover

  • Müller-Breslau’s principle 
  • Concept of load patterning
  • Application of Müller-Breslau’s principle 
    • Determination of qualitatively maximum moment in midspan
    • Maximum moment over support
    • Maximum support reaction for multi-span beams

Week 7 - Introduction to Flexible Supports of Beams (springs)

Flexible supports in beams are provided to reduce the frictional forces in them. Springs are one of the most commonly used flexible supports.These have a number of applications particularly in the case of statically indeterminate structures. It is important to understand the use of flexible supports in continuous beams.

This week will cover

  • Concept of flexible supports
  • Real-life examples of flexible supports
  • Importance of considering support’s flexibility in statically indeterminate beams
  • Analysis of two-span beam with one of the supports as spring
  • Significance of support flexibility by comparing the analytical findings to a two-span beam without flexible supports.

Week 8 - Introduction to Portal Frames

Portal frames are low-rise structures in which vertical supports and horizontal beams are connected using fixed joints. A portal structure is a wide-span, weather proof structure that can be constructed within a shorter span of time. It is important for learners to understand the construction of various types of portal frame structures. 

This week will cover

  • Portal frame structures
  • Various types of portal frames 
    • Single storey single bay
    • Single storey two bays
    • Two storeys single bay
    • Two storeys two bays
    • Multi-storied multibay 
    • Application of portal frames in real-life structures like steel and concrete buildings

Week 9 - Analysis of Single Storied Portal Frame Subjected to Gravity Load

The structural integrity of a single-storey portal frame construction under gravity loads can be verified using the moment distribution and slope deflection methods. Moment distribution method is used for uniform loads while the slope deflection method is used for concentrated loads. It is important to understand the concepts involved in these two methods.

This week will cover

  • Analysis of single-storey portal frame with fixed base subjected to concentrated load using slope deflection method
  • The concept of the sway of the portal frame due to gravity loads

Week 10 - Analysis of Single-Storey Portal Frame Subjected to Lateral Loads

Single-storey portal frame structures are widely used for workshops, factories and warehouses. These structures are analyzed for structural integrity by subjecting them to lateral loading conditions. It is important to understand the different methods used for analyzing such portal frame structures.

This week will cover

  • Analysis of single-storey portal frame with fixed bases using slope deflection method

Week 11 - Approximate Methods of Analysis for Multi-Storey Portal Frames

A multi-storey steel portal frame is subjected to analysis under various loading conditions. Approximate analysis of multi-storey portal frame structures can be using two methods. They are the portal frame method and cantilever method. It is important to understand the approximate methods used for analyzing multi-storey portal frames. 

This week will cover

  • Approximate methods of analysis of multi-storied portal frames using
    • Portal frame method
    • Cantilever method
  • Derivation of bending moment and shear force diagrams

Week 12 - Introduction to Modelling in ETABS

ETABS is a design and analysis software that is most widely used for multi-storey buildings. It can efficiently perform modeling, analysis, design and reporting of building structures.This tool can be used for modeling a wide range of structures from simple 2D frames to complex high-rise buildings. It is essential for learners to understand how to work with ETABS software in order to model structures as needed. 

This week will cover

  • Overview of the ETABS software
  • Demonstration of ETABS analysis of single and multi-span beams.
  • Modeling flexible support in ETABS is demonstrated.
  • Demonstration of ETABS's analysis of single-story and multi-story portal frames under varied support situations.
  • Measuring sway deformation and lateral drifts in the portal frame.

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Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Analyze the Beam and Draw Bending Moment and Shear force Diagrams

In this project, learners will have to determine the load acting on the beam of a building. The data for this will be provided. Learners will also have to analyze this beam, and draw bending moment and shear force diagrams.

Modeling of Four-Storey Three-Bay Frames using ETABS

In this project, learners will have to model a four-storey three-bay frame in ETABS software using the provided beam and column dimensions.

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Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

Shear force and bending moment diagrams are the starting point of any design process. These diagrams provide information about the underlying state of stress in a structure. It is impossible to complete the structural design without understanding the shear forces and bending moments developed in a structure. That is why determining shear and bending moment diagrams is essential for engineers.

Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams is an intensive course that imparts fundamental knowledge about this subject area. The course focuses on the shear force and bending moment diagrams for various types of structures and loading. You will learn about the core concepts involved in analysing beam portal frames and determining bending moment and shear force diagrams.

This shear force and bending moment diagram certification course is a three-month course. The course fee starts from INR 7,000 for two months of access to INR 15,000 for lifetime access.

Who Should Take Up This Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams Course?

Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course is specifically designed for students of Civil Engineering. You can also take up this short-term shear force and bending moment diagram course if you want to pursue post-graduation studies in Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering.  

This course is meant for all those Civil Engineering students who want to gain a better understanding of drawing shear force and bending moment diagrams. The course can be a good refresher for those candidates who want to brush up on their knowledge about the concepts of shear force and bending moment diagrams before appearing for interviews.

What Will You Learn?

This course will help a civil and structural engineer to calculate various types of load and the deformation caused by it, on a beam. Through this course, you will gain knowledge about the following:

  • Fundamental concepts about stress and strain, modulus of elasticity, state of equilibrium, beam, and its types, etc.
  • Analysis of Single span beams – supported beams subjected to various loads and corresponding bending moment and shear force diagrams.
  • Introduction to methods of analysis of statically indeterminate beams and propped cantilever beams subjected to uniform load and concentrated load.
  • Introduction to internal hinges in beams and corresponding bending moment diagram and shear force diagrams of single and two-span continuous beams.
  • Introduction of the concepts of influence line diagram and moving loads.
  • Introduction of Muller Breslau’s principle and the concept of load patterning.
  • Introduction to flexible supports of beams (springs).
  • Introduction to portal frames and their application in real-life structures.
  • Analysis of single-storied portal frame subjected to lateral loads.
  • Analysis of single-storied portal frame subjected to gravity load.
  • Approximate methods of analysis of multi-storied portal frames.
  • Introduction to modelling in ETABS software.

Skills You Will Gain

  • You will get to learn about ETABS, which is the worldwide recognized industry-standard software for the design and analysis of catering to multi-story building systems.
  • You will gain knowledge on real-time problems related to shear force and bending moment diagrams through projects.

Key Highlights of The Program

  • Merit certificates will be given to the top 5% of students, and completion certificates to all students.
  • This online course is of three months duration.
  • Candidates are provided video and text-based instructions and supported through zoom sessions and discussion forums.

Career Opportunities After Taking the Course

The Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course helps improve your career opportunities in the civil engineering sector. You can improve your chances of getting a job in the construction industry, particularly in the companies dealing with structural designs. If you are planning to establish your career in the field of structural design and analysis, this course will provide you with an extra edge while appearing for job interviews.

A common trend in the job interviews of fresh graduates in structural engineering is that 60-70 % of the technical questions comprise bending moment and shear force diagrams for simple structures. This course will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to tackle that questions and will increase your chance to get hired. This course will also help you advance your academic career if you prefer to pursue higher studies, such as MS or PhD.

FAQs on Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

1. How many weeks shall I need to complete this Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course?

You can complete this course within 12 weeks.

2, Does the course provider arrange for job placements?

Yes, the course provider offers job assistance to students.  

3, In which sector can I get a job after completing this course?

After completing this course, you can try getting jobs in the civil engineering industry and construction sector.

4, How relevant are ETABS skills in the structural design industry?

ETABS is one of the most popular software programs used worldwide in the structural design industry.

5, Which companies employ candidates having ETABS skills?

Generally, candidates having ETABS skills are employed by companies involved in structural designs of bridges, buildings, airports, etc.

6, Shall I get a certificate if I complete this course?

Yes, you will get a course completion certificate after completing the course.

7, What will be the mode of instruction?

The mode of instruction will be online.

8, Does this course have any real-world application?

Yes, the tools and techniques taught in this course have real-world applications in every artificial structure, such as hotels, hospitals, airports, residential buildings, bridges, etc.  

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Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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Instructors with 6 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • Building Design

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