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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ES 207 - Statics

Credit Hours: 3

Composition and resolution of forces, equivalent force systems, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Centroids and centers of gravity, analysis of simple structures, internal forces, friction, moments and products of inertia in two dimension. Unit vector approach is used.

Course Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • apply the equations of equilibrium;
    • use vectors and solve equations of equilibrium for forces and moments in two and three dimensions; and
    • draw free-body-diagrams.
  • represent Systems by Equivalent System of Forces and Moments;
  • analyze objects in equilibrium;
    • identify statically indeterminate objects; and
    • identify two force and three force members.
  • analyze trusses;
    • use Method of Joints and Method of Sections to analyze trusses;
    • analyze space trusses; and
    • analyze frames and machines.
  • determine centroids and centers of mass;
    • determine the centroid of lines, area, and volume;
    • determine center of mass of objects and composite objects; and
    • determine force and moment due to distributed loading.
  • determine Moments of Inertia;
    • utilize Parallel-Axis Theorem;
    • calculate moment of inertia about rotated axes;
    • determine principal axes; and
    • draw and interpret Mohr’s circle.
  • know the effects of friction;
    • calculate the effects of friction on Wedges, Threads, Journal Bearings, Thrust Bearings and Clutches;
    • apply momentum principles to a system of particles;
    • understand and apply the concepts of angular momentum;
    • apply the equations of motion to determine the unknown forces and couples acting on the object; and
    • determine the moment of inertia about any line using the parallel axis theorem.
  • compute Internal Forces and Moment in Beams; and
    • understand the different types of supports;
    • determine shear and moment along the beam with concentrated and distributed loading;
    • calculate the shape, length and tension in a cable under distributed loading; and
    • calculate the center of pressure and pressure in a stationary liquid
  • apply the principles of virtual work to structures.

Prerequisites: MT 182, PH 280, PH 281
Concurrent Registration: MT 283 is recommended.
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