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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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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 2010 )
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

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