Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

11a.m. - 12p.m.

232 McBryde Hall

Mr. Michael Lancina
Biomedical Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University


This mock lecture will cover an introduction to shear and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate beams. A general problem solving protocol will be introduced with example problems. Points of emphasis will include the relationship between loading states, shear forces, and bending moments; as well as applications to biomechanics.


Michael Lancina is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently the senior research assistant in the Biomaterials and Drug Delivery laboratory at VCU, which focuses on developing targeted drug delivery vehicles using specialized polymeric nanoparticles. Mr. Lancina’s dissertation project is a nanofiber based delivery system for glaucoma drugs. Previously, he received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University where his undergraduate research focused on modifying natural proteins for inducible nitric oxide release. He has presented his work at annual meetings for the Biomedical Engineering Society, Society for Biomaterials, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.