Get an answer in 5 minutes

We'll notify as soon as your question has been answered.

Plus iconAsk a question to our educators
ENGINEERING
Asked by Jake

What are symemetrical and unsymmetrical bending and what is the significance of these concepts in engineering?

Symmetrical bending of beams is the basis of the linear flexure equation or bending theory for a beam supported (simple or cantilever ) subjected to a pure moment and the beam with cross section of at least one axis of symmetry such as a square and in this case for an external moment applied in the same plane the neutral axis with zero shear stress is in the geometric centre so either half would be in compression ir in tension so the section would be in equilibrium. If the same beam is subjected to different types of loading say in 2 axes then this would result in asymmetric bending. This type of bending also occurs when you have a non symmetric cross section. Have a look at this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vzzGbLRAFqM In engineering complex bending situations are usually reduced or broken down into simple bending sub-components and in design symmetry as in nature is the preference and makes the analysis / calculations easier.

What is Q&A on Scoodle?

At Scoodle we understand that everyone learns in a different way. Some people learn through practice, using essays and notes; others prefer video lessons to watch and learn, some just need help with a specifically hard question, while some learn best 1-on-1 tutoring sessions. At Scoodle we cater for all types of learning styles and needs. From GCSE Maths video lessons to A-level English essays and specialist educators in every subject - we’ve got you covered.

Faces of students on ScoodleFaces of students on ScoodleFaces of students on Scoodle
Scoodle has helped over 131,000 students so far

5 Engineering tutors available now

Need help with Undergraduate Engineering?

Getting expert help from a tutor is a great way to improve your Engineering grades.

Learn with Video Lessons
A-Level Physical Chemistry
1hr 9m · 7 videos
Ibrahim's profile picture
Ibrahim Dangra
·

1.4k students helped

A-Level Physical Chemistry
GCSE Maths - Numbers
1hr 28m · 8 videos
Paja's profile picture
Paja Kruzikova
·

652 students helped

GCSE Maths - Numbers
How to Analyse (Unseen) Poetry
20m · 7 videos
Nina's profile picture
Nina Modak
·

2k students helped

How to Analyse (Unseen) Poetry
COVID-19 Guidance For Students
30m · 5 videos
Jackie's profile picture
Jackie Jones
·

802 students helped

COVID-19 Guidance For Students
Academic Integrity
29m · 5 videos
Jackie's profile picture
Jackie Jones
·

802 students helped

Academic Integrity
Analysis of 'Ozymandias' by Percy Bysshe Shelley
42m · 4 videos
Nina's profile picture
Nina Modak
·

2k students helped

Analysis of 'Ozymandias' by Percy Bysshe Shelley