Jul 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ME 205 - Engineering Statics

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This is a study of force systems acting on bodies that are not in motion. The course includes analysis of forces in trusses, frames and machine components; additional topics include friction, location of centroids, and evaluation of area and mass moments of inertia. Not for credit for students who have credit in AE 200 . (prereq: MA 137 , high school physics)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Draw free body diagrams for static systems
  • Perform 2-D equilibrium analysis using scalar analysis
  • Perform 3-D equilibrium analysis using vector analysis
  • Determine internal forces in trusses, frames and machines
  • Analyze the effect of friction in static systems
  • Compute area and mass moments of inertia of shapes and bodies

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Vector mathematics
  • Physics of mechanics
  • Integral calculus

Course Topics
  • Introduction to mechanics (unit systems, forces, vector mathematics) (2 classes)
  • 2-D and 3-D particle equilibrium (4 classes)
  • Moments, force/couple systems (5 classes)
  • 2-D and 3-D rigid body equilibrium (7 classes)
  • Analysis of trusses, frames, and machines (5 classes)
  • Friction (3 classes)
  • First area moments, centroids (by composite shapes and direct integration) (3 classes)
  • Area moment of inertia (by composite shapes and direct integration) (3 classes)
  • Mass moment of inertia (by composite shapes and direct integration) (3 classes)
  • Testing and review (5 classes)

Coordinator
Dr. Joseph Musto



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