Statics involves the study of vector forces, resultants, and moments and their effect on mechanical systems and structures that are not moving. In static systems, forces and moments (torques) are balanced and known forces can be used to solve for the moments or forces in various parts of a structure. Strength of materials will familiarize students with axial and shear stress and strain; thermal deformation; torsion; shear; bending moments; beam stresses; and deflections. The course will also include the use of computer applications to solve stress and bending problems.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $20]