stress made by bending moment
1) A simple beam 2) A simple beam with a uniform load
This article is about the structural behavior. For other meanings see Bending (disambiguation).
In engineering and mechanics, bending (also known as flexure) characterizes the behavior of a structural elementsubjected to a lateral load (i.e. at right angles to its length).
A structural element subjected to bending is known as a beam.
A closet rod sagging under the weight of clothes is an example of a beam experiencing bending.