## Strain Energy Stored By A Beam Due To A Uniform Bending Moment

For this case, **strain energy stored by the beam due to bending** = Wi = ∫(M²/2EI).ds = M2l/2EI.

If the beam section is rectangular, with section width b and depth d and the beam is subjected to a uniform bending moment M. Now, M = (1/6)⨯fbd²

Where f is the extreme bending stress for each section.

And the moment of inertia for a rectangular beam section is = I = bd³/12. So, Wi = (given below).

So, The strain energy stored per unit volume of the beam due to a uniform bending moment is = f²/6E.

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