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Homework Help: Bending moment for curve and straight beam

  1. Aug 7, 2012 #1
    It’s clear that bending moment for a curve beam is less than straight one
    And you can attribute this to moment of inertia, but there is something i don’t understand
    Which is if i have straight beam with small moment of inertia or huge moment of inertia simple supported beam), the moment will not differ, so why it will differ in curve beam.
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  3. Aug 9, 2012 #2

    some help please
  4. Aug 11, 2012 #3
    Are you confusing bending stress with bending moment? Bending moment is a function of load and distance and has nothing to do with moment of inertia. Bending stress is dependent on the moment of inertia.
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