In this article (and video above), I provide a refresher on how to answer a moment of inertia problem as part of your FE Exam preparation.
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Following Is the Sample Problem:
What is most nearly the area moment of inertia about the x-axis of the composite shape shown below?
Refer to the Moment of Inertia Parallel Axis Theorem section in the Statics chapter of the FE Reference Handbook. Use the parallel axis theorem to find the moment of inertia about the x axis for this composite shape. Ultimately, we must solve for:
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Anthony Fasano, P.E.
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success