The final section in the Structural Analysis course is now complete, it's on the force method. This is a great method for solving one degree statically indeterminate structures. It's an awful way to solve structures that are 2+ degrees indeterminate. This is pretty evident by the one degree example taking under 10 minutes to solve, and the two degree example taking 40 minutes (split into 3 parts). Unfortunately, at some point in your life, you are probably going to be asked to solve a two degree statically indeterminate structure with the force method, and because of that, I slogged my way through example #2.
Learn how to solve statically and kinematically indeterminate beams with the slope deflection method with these structural analysis tutorials. These problems are typically pretty long, so the examples are split into 3 parts each:
We've got 4 new tutorials up in our structural analysis course on the method of superposition! These lessons go over some statically determinate beam problems, and show how to use the method of superposition while looking up common table values for slope and deflection:
We recently created 53 free Mechanics of Materials tutorials that together form a whole course. The course begins with introducing stress and strain, and then goes on to cover torsion, pure bending, composite materials, beam deflection, energy methods, and columns! There are tons of detailed explanations and worked examples to help you better understand and grasp Mechanics of Materials.
New Energy Methods tutorials are up in the Mechanics of Materials course! There are 7 new tutorials that explain and go over examples of axial loading, bending, torsion, and trusses. Learn how to use strain energy to find deflections the fast way.
New tutorials on Pure Bending of Composite Materials are up in the Mechanics of Materials course! The 6 tutorials in this section go over how to solve basic pure bending composite material problems as well as reinforced concrete. There are two full worked examples on the pure bending of reinforced concrete. Fear not the rebar you shall, young padawon.