|ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I (3 cr.)|
Beer Johnston, Jr. Vector Mechanics for Statics: McGraw Hill, Nineth Edition.
|Description:||Fundamental concepts of mechanics, force systems and couples, free body
diagrams, and equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Distributed forces;
centroids and centers of gravity of lines, areas, and volumes. Second moment
of area, volumes, and masses. Principal axes and principal moments of inertia.
Friction and the laws of dry friction. Application to structures and machine
elements, such as bars, beams, trusses, and friction devices.
|Goals:||To teach students the basic knowledge of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies under the action of external forces.
|Topics:||   1) Introduction to statics, various systems of units. (1 class)
2) Vectors and forces, equilibrium of a particle in two or three dimensions. (5 classes)
3) Equivalent systems of forces, concept of moment of a force. (5 classes)
4) Equilibrium of rigid bodies, concept of free body diagram, and determination of re-actions. (2 classes)
5) Distributed forces, concept of centroids and centers of mass. (3 classes)
6) Distributed forces, moment of inertia of an area, a volume. (5 classes)
7) Analysis of structures such as trusses, frames, and machines. (4 classes)
8) Equilibrium of rigid bodies under the action of forces. (3 classes)
9) Exams (3 classes)