http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2662/nobending.jpg [Broken] This exercise is from machine parts. In order to find the width of the weld, I calculate the shear force and bending moment for this exercise. However, according to my teacher, there is no bending here and I calculate this exercise for bending in vain. Am I crazy? This looks like a perfect case for "bending" for me. I don't have anymore data sadly, the questionnaire hasn't been scanned yet, only my answer sheet.