014103 Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

Weekly Lecture Topics

  1. Introduction to Mechanics
  2. The rigid body
  3. Vector formulation of force and moment
  4. Equivalent systems and the simplest equivalent system
  5. Equilibrium of a particle and equilibrium of a rigid body
  6. Point loads and distributed loads
  7. Centers of area, mass and gravity; second moment of the area (moment of inertia)
  8. Introduction to structures
  9. Equilibrium of multi-body structure; Frames
  10. Planar and space trusses
  11. Beams and frames – 2-D and 3-D formulation
  12. Differential and integral relationships for beams with distributed loads
  13. Generalization of formulation for a planar frame and arch
  14. Cables

Prerequisites

114051 – Physics 1

Contact Hours

Lecture: 3 hours

Recitation: 2 hours

Credit: 4.0