Measure of the bending effect due to the live load and dead load on a given truss chord member. The bending moment at a given point along a member equals the sum of all perpendicular forces, either to the left or right of the point, times their corresponding distances from the point.

if a force acts in such a way that it may cause a material to bend, then the force multiplied by the perpendicular distance to the axis about which the bending could take place is called the bending moment. The formula is identical to that used to calculate a torque.

The resistance of a member to bend or sag; measured in terms of force times distance.

Algebraic sum of all forces resulting from an applied load at a distance from the point of measurement.

The moment that causes a beam or other structural member to bend; algebraic sum of moments about the neutral axis of any cross section of a beam.

algebraic sum of all moments located between a cross section and one end of a structural member. A bending moment that bends the beam convex downward is positive and one that bends it upward is negative

A measure of the bending effect on a member due to forces acting perpendicular to the length of the member. The bending moment at the given point along a member equals the sum of all perpendicular forces, either to the left or right of the point, times their corresponding distances from the point. Usually measured in inch-pounds.

A measure of the amount of bending in a chord member between the panel points of the truss, caused by the load applied to a member.

The measure of the bending effect on a structural member due to forces acting perpendicular to the length of that member. The bending moment at a given point along a member equals the sum of all perpendicular forces, to either side of that point, times their corresponding distances from the point..

Force that works on a structure to make it curve.

The amount of force, required to initiate a change of direction in a straight length of material about the center of curvature.

The bending moment due to a force (or system of forces) at a cross section is given by the algebraic sum of all moments to one side of the section.

Term used in the analysis of the internal stresses across the cross section of a member (chord or web) when it is subjected to forces which cause it to bend.

The product of a weight acting at a distance from the support.

A bending moment in physics is an example of an internal force that is induced in a structure when loads are applied to that structure.