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# EGR 180 - Statics

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course includes the vector and scalar analysis of coplanar and non-coplanar force systems, equilibrium concepts, friction, centroids, moments and products of inertia. Mohr’s circle, radius of gyration, internal forces, shear and bending moment diagram.
Prerequisite: PHY 213 .
Corequisite: MAT 217  must be taken concurrently with or prior to this course
Competencies
1. Summarize General Principles of Statics
1. Compare and Contrast Vectors and Scalars
2. Define Force
2. Define Concurrent Force Systems
1. Explain the Principle of Transmissibility
2. Calculate the Resultant of Two Concurrent Forces
3. Calculate the Resultant of Three or more Concurrent Forces
4. Resolve a force into components
5. Calculate the Resultants by rectangular components of a force
3. Understand Statics of Particles
1. Construct Free Body Diagrams
2. Define Equilibrium Conditions of a particle
4. Analyze the effects of forces and moments on Rigid Bodies
1. Define Moments
2. Define Couples
3. Calculate the Resolution of a force into a force and couple
4. Calculate Resultants
5. Calculate Distributed Forces
1. Calculate the Center of mass and gravity
2. Calculate the Centroids of volumes, areas and lines
3. Calculate the Centroids of composite bodies
4. Understand Theorems of Pappus and Guldinus
5. Calculate the Distributed loads on a beam
6. Calculate the Forces on submerged surfaces
6. Understand Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
1. Construct Free body diagrams
2. Calculate Equilibrium in 2D
3. Calculate Equilibrium in 3D
7. Understand Trusses, Frames and Machines
1. Calculate equilibrium conditions for Plane Trusses
2. Calculate equilibrium conditions for Space Trusses
3. Calculate equilibrium conditions for Frames and Machines
8. Understand Internal Forces in Structural Members
1. Calculate Axial Force and Torque in Bars and Shafts
2. Calculate Axial Force, Shear force and Bending Moments in Beams
3. Construct Shear force and Bending Moment Diagrams
4. Analyze Flexible Cables
9. Understand Friction
1. Understand Coulomb Friction
2. Understand Dry Friction
3. Understand Rolling Resistance
10. Calculate Moments of Inertia
1. Calculate Second Moment of Plane Areas
2. Calculate Principle Second Moments
3. Calculate Moments of Inertia
4. Calculate Principle Moments of Inertia
11. Use Virtual Work to solve equilibrium problems
1. Define Work and Virtual Work
2. Understand Principle of Virtual Work and Equilibrium
3. Understand Principle of Potential Energy and Equilibrium
4. Calculate Stability of Equilibrium

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