Statics and Strength of Materials (300IGM001)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGM001, Statics and Strength of Materials.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credit hours, 4 hours per week
  • Course coordinator: Hernando Prado
  • Type of course: Required

Text book

  • Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics; F.P. Beer, E. Russell, J.T. De Wolf, 2010.

Supplemental materials

  • Mechanics of Materials; F.P. Beer, E. Russell, J.T. De Wolf, D.F. Mazurek, 2010.
  • Statics; A.P. Boresi, R.J. Schmidt, 2001.
  • Mechanics of Materials, 6th Edition; J.M. Gere, 2006.

Specific course information

This course presents the fundamentals of classical Mechanics, the branch of the physical sciences that studies the actions and effects of forces on bodies. Those effects can be: movement (dynamics), equilibrium (statics) and internal stresses and deformations (strength of materials). The course is focused on the study of statics to calculate the position, magnitude and geometrical direction of the internal forces that appear in structural components in reaction to applied external forces. Then, the focus is on the study of the strength of materials to calculate the resistance, stiffness, stability and deformations of structures and their components as a result of the internal reactive forces.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify and apply the fundamental concepts of mechanics.
  • To evaluate the equilibrium of rigid bodies on a plane.
  • To calculate the equilibrium of mechanical systems of practical use: wedges, screws of square thread, screw presses, jacks, rowlocks, clutches, wheels and strap bands.
  • To evaluate systems of forces.
  • To calculate deformations in bodies.
  • To calculate and interpret the moment of inertia and the second-order moment of a flat area or the cross section of a beam.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 3 3 2 2

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

Topics of the course

  • resentation of Engineering Mechanics.
  • Steps of the mechanical design process.
  • The conceptual model of mechanics.
  • The concept of translational equilibrium in mechanics.
  • Equilibrium of a particle on a plane and in space.
  • Equations of the equilibrium of a particle.
  • Rotational capacity of a force.
  • Principle of the directional transmissibility of a force.
  • Active forces and reactive and resistive external and internal forces.
  • Analysis of translational friction.
  • Analysis of equilibrium on a plane with friction.
  • Analysis of rolling friction.
  • Forces distributed point by point.
  • Diagram of shear forces and flexion moments on a beam.
  • The Steiner theorem of parallel axes.
  • Hooke’s law, the stress vs. strain curve.
  • Flexion forces, the flexion stress.
  • Deformation by flexion in beams: elastic curve.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/staticsandstrengthofmaterials.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/04 22:29 por lsosorio
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