This course focuses on two related topics: the analysis of mechanical systems under static load conditions and the resulting stress in the structures and materials. The course follows introductory physics and emphasizes similar problem-solving skills while addressing commonly used structures and mechanisms. The course begins with the analysis of forces and moments on static structures and mechanisms and then applies the methods of statics to analyze the stresses and strains in material structures due to tension and compression loads as well as shearing and bending. Stress analysis is used to evaluate material strength and design limitations of structures and mechanisms.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $20]