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.
By the end of the course the students will be able to:
Use Cartesian vector form and free body diagrams
Perform basic functions with vectors
Solve resultant force vector problems
Calculate and use the centroid in a system
Analyze motion around a fixed or rotating frame of reference
Solve problems involving particles and planar motion
(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.