Bending moment



the algebraic sum of the moments about the neutral axis of any cross section of a beam.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various
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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various
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noun
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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