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Engineering Statics

ENGR - 221

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

A quantitative study of forces that act on engineering structures in equilibrium. Force system classification, resultant forces and conditions for equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions are covered. Mathematical principles of vectors and calculus are applied to trusses, frames, and simple machines. Centroids (center of mass) are developed and used in the analysis of stresses on beams. Special engineering topics discussed will include dry friction with an introduction to virtual work. The concept of moment of inertia included in discussion will establish the link between statics and solid mechanics.