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. Formerly ES 102.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, 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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