MECH415 - Engineering Mechanics

This course covers static equilibrium and dynamic motion. Major components of this course are force vectors, equilibrium of a particle, resultant and internal forces, centroids, center of gravity, stress and strain, torsion, moments of inertia, shearing, deflection, kinematics of a particle, kinetics of a particle, force, acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum. The course includes labs that correspond to the lecture material. Prerequisites: MATH515, Multivariable Calculus, and PHYS320, Engineering Physics II. 

Course Objectives

 By the end of the course the students will be able to:

  1. Use Cartesian vector form and free body diagrams

  2. Perform basic functions with vectors

  3. Solve resultant force vector problems

  4. Calculate and use the centroid in a system

  5. Analyze motion around a fixed or rotating frame of reference

  6. Solve problems involving particles and planar motion

Student Outcomes

(c) Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

(e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

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