Pure Bending
**II. PURE
BENDING**

In this section we will discuss the analysis of structures that are under the
action of pure bending. As such, there will be no transverse shear force
along the beam section considered.
The problems of beam bending considered here are based on
the Euler-Bernoulli Beam Theory.

In this section we will examine the problems in which
the bending moment is applied either symmetrically or unsymmetrically on
homogeneous or
non-homogeneous beams. In addition, we will discuss the elastic and inelastic
bending of beams having symmetric or unsymmetric cross sections.
The determination of neutral axis location for elastic and inelastic
beams will also
be discussed. The variation of bending-induced normal stresses on the beam
cross section will be shown in several example problems.
Finally, in this section we will discuss the bending of curved beams including
the determination of the neutral axis and distribution of normal stresses.

II.1* Introduction
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II.2 *Elastic
Bending of Homogeneous Beams*

II.3 *Elastic
Bending of Non-homogeneous Beams*

II.4 *Inelastic
Bending of Homogeneous Beams*

II.5 *Elastic Bending
of Curved Beams*

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