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bending moment

noun, Physics.
the algebraic sum of the moments about the neutral axis of any cross section of a beam.
Origin of bending moment
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Results also include calculation of maximum bending moment.
  • The bending moment leads to extra flexural stresses beyond the stresses from the axial load.
  • Expansion anchors may have low resistance to imposed bolt bending moment which might result from gaps between base and floor.
British Dictionary definitions for bending moment

bending moment

the algebraic sum of all the moments to one side of a cross-section of a beam or other structural support
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