In structural engineering, bending
moment is defined as the reaction induced in a structural element as a
result of application of external force or moment. This reaction causes the
element to bend. In simple words, bending moment is an invisible
internal force developed in a structural element such as a beam to counteract
the externally applied force.
It was a hot sunny day in Melbourne,
Australia when I first arrived at the student residence in burwood campus.
After checking in for a few nights’ stay, I headed off to nearby market for some
groceries. Walking towards the highway, I could recall in my head what my
friend told me back in my country about the abnormally high intensity of heat
in Australia. Feeling exhausted because of a long hours of flight and improper
sleep, I had a mixed feeling of joy and loneliness: joy, because I am in place
where I always desired to be and lonely, because I was ignorant of the places’
whereabouts. With sweats pouring down heavily on my cheeks and the fact that I
was new to the country and not able to find a taxi for a long time was a lonely
My favorite place, which is important
to me, back in my country is my current home address; a place where I have spent
most of my childhood years, filled with lots of memories with family and
friends. It was a place where I remember being carefree and happy, spending
weekends playing in the dirt with my siblings and best friends and then going
for a swim in the nearby river. Back then, it used to a quiet place surrounded with
greeneries and fresh spring water for drinking. Mom’s garden in the backyard, where
she grew vegetables and flowers made the place more beautiful and a special
place to live.
The most important place to me in
Australia, at the moment, is my university campus. Located away from the
bustling city life, Deakin University in Burwood campus is the place where I
spent most of my time undergoing the IAP course. This place is swarmed with
international students and the fact that I have met lots of friends in my class
from different countries makes it a special place to learn.