Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2023  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog
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ENES 102 - Statics

Introduction to statics of particles and rigid bodies, equivalent systems of forces and moments, and equilibrium of rigid bodies. Topics include distributed forces, analysis of trusses, frames and simple machines, friction, centroids, and moment of inertia. PREREQUISITE(S): MATH 181  with a grade of C or better. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): PHYS 161 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Describe mathematically position, force, and moment vectors in two and three dimensions. 
  • Reduce a simple distributed loading to a resultant force or wrench at a specified location.
  • Draw a free-body diagram of a rigid body and write and solve the equations of the equilibrium.
  • Evaluate forces in trusses, frames and simple machines including frictional forces.
  • Identify the internal forces in a member of structure and draw shear-moment diagrams of a beam.
  • Calculate centers of mass, and moment of inertia for particular structures.

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