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Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams in Chennai

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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Jayesh Suryawanshi

Volkswagen (I) Pvt. Ltd.,

RMD Sinhgad

Mithin SanthaKumar

Timetooth Technology

Cochin University of Science and Technology University in Kochi, Kerala

Manthan Waghaye

Altigreen Propulsion Labs Pvt Ltd

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering

Hemant Sagar

KN Associates

PM polytechnic, Delhi ncr , sonipat

Jangaiah Chikonda



sai dinesh


usharama college of engineering and technology

Vadapalli A S Krishna Maruthi Srinivas

advance technologies

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

Manas Metar

Sphinix World Biz Limited

University of Wolverhampton


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

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 in Chennai

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

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 in Chennai

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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Pursue the Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams Course by Skill-Lync in Chennai

This shear force and bending moment diagrams certification course can help you upskill your career for better work opportunities.

The Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams Course in Chennai

Drawing bending moment diagrams and shear force diagrams is vital for analysing the mechanics of construction materials, statics, or design engineering. The Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course by Skill-Lync in Chennai is an online course that teaches you about creating a layout of the structures like beams and columns. Understanding the concepts of this course helps you lower the overall construction weight. 

This online shear moment diagrams course is 12 weeks long. It delves into Hooke’s law, yield stress, fundamentals of equilibrium state, modulus of elasticity, etc. It also comprises two industry-based projects to give you a practical understanding of these concepts. This experience will help you when facing similar challenges in your career. 

You will receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course. If you're in the top 5%, you will receive a merit certificate.

FAQs about the Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams Course in Chennai

Why should I pursue the Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course in Chennai? 

By enrolling in this online certification course, you will learn about bending moment and shear force diagrams which will assist you in optimising structural designs. Further, if you pursue this course, you will be taught about the analysis of single span, intermediate, propped cantilever and two-span continuous beams. It will also delve into the working of the ETABS software. 

What are the prerequisites for taking up the Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course in Chennai?

The online shear moment diagrams course in Chennai can be pursued by individuals with a background in civil engineering or structural engineering. 

What is the program fee of Skill-Lync's Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams certification course?

This course has three fee plans: Basic, Pro, and Premium. The Basic plan offers 2 months' access at Rs 7000 per month for 3 months. The Pro plan provides 4 months' access at Rs 10,000 per month for 3 months, and the Premium plan offers lifetime access at Rs 15,000 per month for 3 months. 

What are the benefits of doing the Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course in Chennai?

Pursuing an online shear force and bending moment diagrams course at Skill-Lync would offer many benefits to you,

  • Industry-oriented curriculum.
  • Hands-on experience in solving industry projects.
  • Email and forum support from the technical support team to clear your doubts.
  • A certificate of completion for all participants and a merit certificate for the top 5% of the scorers.

What are the career prospects after completing the Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course at Skill-Lync in Chennai?

After completing this program by Skill-Lync, you get an opportunity to upskill your career in various fields. Some of the career options that you can take up are as follows: 

What is the expected salary range after completing the Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams course by Skill-Lync in Chennai?

The salary after this course depends on your skills, position, company, city, and experience. The expected average salary of civil engineers is around Rs. 3.08 lakhs per annum.

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Skill-Lync is among India's leading EdTech platforms dedicated to transforming engineering education. We equip young engineers with the latest skill sets and cutting-edge tools in new-age technologies.
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