The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Oct 24, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
[Add to Portfolio]

AE 200 - Statics

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Statics is a study of force systems acting on rigid bodies not in motion. The analysis includes forces acting in and on beams, trusses and frames in equilibrium. Topical content includes 2-D and 3-D systems, free body diagrams, pulley systems, friction, centroids and moments of inertia. Analysis includes both scalar and vector methods. (prereq: MA 137 ) (coreq: PH 2011 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Prepare free body diagrams and apply the equations of static equilibrium to particles and rigid bodies
  • Analyze statically determinate trusses
  • Calculate reactions and internal forces in statically determinate beams, demonstrate the variation of shear and moment with diagrams
  • Calculate reactions and hinge forces for statically determinate frames
  • Determine the location of an area’s centroid
  • Solve problems involving friction

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Meaning of scalar and vector values
  • Basic concepts of trigonometry and calculus

Course Topics
  • Introduction to statics, scalar and vector values (1 class)
  • Force systems, magnitude, direction, and component (3 class)
  • Equilibrium of particles in 2-D and 3-D, free body diagrams (3 classes)
  • Moment, couple (4 classes)
  • Equilibrium of rigid bodies (7 classes)
  • Areas, volumes, centroids, and distributed loads (3 classes)
  • Trusses: zero force members, method of joints, method of sections (4 classes)
  • Frames and machines (4 classes)
  • Beams, reactions, shear and moment equations, and shear and moment diagrams (5 classes)
  • Friction (3 classes)
  • Tests (3 classes)

Douglas Stahl

[Add to Portfolio]