# Bending moment and Shear Force

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1. Jun 1, 2015

Do bending moment and shear forces are dependable on a beam's cross sectional area?

2. Jun 1, 2015

### SteamKing

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They do not.

The bending moment is the integral of the shear force curve, and the shear force curve is the integral of the load curve of the beam.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shear_and_moment_diagram {See the section "Relationships between load, shear, and moment diagrams"}

3. Jun 1, 2015