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Fall 2021

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EGR235 - Engineering Mechanics 1: Statics

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Comprehensive analysis of basic principles of statics, including vector and scalar treatment of multi-dimensional force systems. Studies include sectional forces in beams, cables and frames. Shear and moment diagrams that are developed using methods of joints and sections are incorporated in these studies. Free body diagrams are used to calculate forces on frames, cables and machines. A process is developed for evaluating static determinacy of multiple force systems. Frictional forces on static systems are analyzed. Other topics include an investigation of static equilibrium, resultant forces and equivalent force systems. Fall only. Prerequisite: PHY 132.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Perform vector calculations for solving statics problems.
2. Evaluate resultant forces for static systems.
3. Draw free-body diagrams to support problem analysis.
4. Determine forces in members of a structure in equilibrium.
5. Calculate as necessary centroids or centers of gravity for problem solving.
6. Construct shear or moment diagrams as needed to support problem calculations.
7. Solve problems involving frictional forces.
8. Apply the method of virtual work to systems exhibiting variable geometries.
9. Solve problems that involve multiple steps in which several concepts are interconnected.


Effective Term: Fall 2019