Beam - Definition and Types

Beam – Definition and Types

A beam is a structural member used for bearing loads. It is typically used for resisting vertical loads, shear forces and bending moments. Types of Beams: Beams can be classified into many types based on three main criteria. They are as follows: Based on geometry: Straight beam – Beam with straight profile Curved beam – [...]

Mechanical Properties of a Metal

Mechanical Properties of a Metal

Mechanical properties are properties that are associated with the ability of a metal to resist loads. They heavily influence the characteristics of a metal. The following are some of the important mechanical properties of a metal: Elasticity Plasticity Ductility Toughness Malleability Strength Stiffness Creep Resilience Hardness Elasticity: Whenever an external force is applied on a [...]