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### Lecture Description

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The objectives of this tutorial video are to discuss about different distributed loads combinations & to examine triangular distributed load. At first, the video starts up by looking at an exemplary beam structure subjected to 2 different distributed loads i.e., one UDL of 5 KN/m across 4 m length from right edge & another of 10 KN/m across 2 m length from left edge. Next, the video converts the UDL to points load and does moment calculations at right edge of the given beam.

Moving on, the video introduces with the triangular distributed loads and briefly demonstrates how to convert a triangular distributed load into a point load. Unlike the UDL, in a triangular distributed load the centroid position is required to determine in order to find the acting point of the converted point load. Later, the video also introduces with both the formulas of finding the resultant value of converted point load and distance of centroid from the edge that subjected to lower amount of load.

### Course Description

Mechanics, the study of forces and physical bodies, underpins a very large proportion of all forms of engineering. A thorough understanding of mechanics is essential to any successful engineer. This course helps develop an understanding of the nature of forces with consideration for how they may be simplified in an engineering context. The conditions of equilibrium are then used to solve a number of problems in 2D and 3D before moving on to a broad range of topics including centroids, distributed loads, friction and virtual work. The course will also provide an introduction to dynamics, with a particular focus on the effects that forces have upon motion.