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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Introduction to Engineering Mechanics & Heat

ME 29500 / 3 Cr.

An introduction to Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, and Heat Transfer

**ECE STUDENT ONLY. THIS CLASS WILL NOT COUNT TOWARD ME DEPARTEMNT DEGREES (This course is not for ME or EEN Students)

Textbooks

Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer, Wiley, 6th Edition

Outcomes
  • Draw free body diagrams for particles and rigid bodies, in 2 and 3 dimensions. [a]
  • Express forces in 2D and 3D space. [a]
  • Apply equilibrium conditions to particles and rigid bodies. [a]
  • Apply vector algebra to analyze rigid bodies for forces and moments. [a]
  • Determine centroids of lines, areas, volumes, and area moments of inertia.[a]
  • Analyze kinematics and kinetics of a single particle. [a]
  • Relate the work of forces and changes in energy of a particle. [a]
  • Analyze the kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in simple translation or rotation. [a]
  • Explain thermodynamic concepts of equilibrium, state, system, and important thermodynamic properties (pressure, temperature, energy).[a]
  • Find the properties of important but simple working fluids.[a]
  • Apply the first law of thermodynamics to simple systems and analyze the heat and work transfer. [a]
  • Calculate the rate of heat transfer in one dimension by conduction, convection, or radiation. [a]
  • Explain the concept and consequences of the second law of Thermodynamics.  [a]
Topics
  • Introduction to statics
  • Force system, 2D couple, and resultant force
  • Force system, 3D
  • Equilibrium, 2D and 3D
  • Center of mass & centroid
  • Composite bodies
  • Area moment of inertia
  • Introduction to Dynamics, Dynamics of particles, rectilinear & curvilinear motion
  • Rectangular, normal & tangential coordinates
  • Relative & constraint motions
  • Forces, rectilinear motion
  • Forces, curvilinear motion
  • Work and energy
  • Linear impulse, momentum & impact
  • Kinematics of rigid body
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Energy transfer
  • Properties evaluation