Engineering Mechanics--Statics

Engineering Mechanics--Statics
Concepts of mechanics: force systems in equilibrium, resultants, friction, centroids, utilization of vector algebra, simple trusses, shear and bending moment diagrams, moments of inertia.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMATH 112; or MATH 111 & MATH 119; or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining CE EN 103
Course Outcomes

1 (e) Units

Be able to manipulate basic engineering units in both the International and US Customary Systems of Units in engineering analysis and be able to convert between the two.

2 (a) Vector Notation

Be able to perform basic vector operations using standard vector notation.

3 (a) Free-Body Diagrams

Be able to conceptualize and draw a conventional free-body diagram which identifies and applies all known and unknown forces.

4 (a) Forces

Understand the nature of forces(s) and their manipulation in engineering analysis, including moments, couples, transmissibility and resultants.

5 (a) Equilibrium

Understand the conditions for equilibrium for both a particle and a rigid body.

6 (e) Axial Forces

Be able to determine the axial forces in the members of a statically determinant truss.

7 (e) Center of Gravity

Be able to calculate the center of gravity for 2 and 3 dimensional rigid bodies.

8 (e) Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

Be able to both calculate and draw diagrams for the internal shear forces and bending moments in straight, statically determinant beams.

9 (a) Friction

Understand the nature of friction and be able to solve problems involving friction and shear on horizontal and inclined planes.

10 (a) Centroids

Be able to use calculus to compute centroids of lines, areas and volumes.

11 (e) Analysis

Demonstrate competence in basic engineering analysis.