# Statics (300IGC009)

## Basic Information

• Course code number and name: 300IGC009, Statics.
• Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 4 hours per week.
• Course coordinator: Juan Carlos Herrera
• Type of course: Required.

## Text book

• Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics, 9a Edition, F. Beer, R. Johnston, 2011.

Supplemental materials

• Statics and Strength of Materials, J.H. Jackson, H.G. Wirtz, 2009.

## Specific course information

The objective of the course is to present the basic concepts of the external and internal equilibrium of rigid bodies taking into account the forces and their points of application. The mathematical tools to formulate and solve problems related to the equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies are presented to enable students to analyze different types of statically determinate structures. After completing the course, students will be able to calculate the geometric characteristics of structural sections (centroids and moments of inertia) used in structural analysis.

## Specific goals of the course

##### Learning objectives:
• To identify the basic concepts related to external and internal equilibrium of rigid bodies.
• To formulate and solve problems related to the equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies.
• To analyze different types of statically determinate structures.
• To calculate the geometric characteristics of structural sections (Centroids and moments of inertia) for the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures.
##### Relationship with student outcomes
 Student Outcomes A B C D E F G H I J K Relevance 3 3 3 1

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

## Topics of the course

• Fundamental concepts and principles of mechanics.
• Force on a Particle. Resultant of forces.
• Equilibrium of forces. Forces on rigid bodies. Moment of a force.
• Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Static indeterminacy.
• Centroids of Areas and Volumes.
• Distributed Forces.
• Analysis of Structures: Trusses - Frames - Cables.
• Internal forces. Axial, Shear and Bending Moment.
• Diagrams of internal forces in statically determinate beams.
• Diagrams of internal forces in isostatic frames.
• Moments of inertia. Principal moments of inertia.
• Principal axes of inertia.

undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/statics.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/18 10:00 por lsosorio 