To impart knowledge of mechanics of engineering materials that is generally part of the process industry.
General principles of statics; Review of vector addition and subtraction; Cartesian vectors.
Position vectors; Force vector directed along a line. Dot product and cross products. Laws of triangle and parallelogram law of forces. Momentum; Conditions of
equilibrium of particles; Free-body diagrams; Co-planar force systems. Moment of force; Scalar and vector formulation, Moment of a couple. Conditions of equilibrium of a rigid body in two dimensions. Free body diagrams and equations. Structural Analysis; Methods of joints and sections, Rules for Zero Force members.
Kinematics of particles; Rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles; Components of velocity and acceleration kinetics of particles. Newton’s second law of motion; Dynamic Equilibrium. Work; Energy; Power; Impulse and momentum.
Introduction to machines and power transmission systems, prime movers, pullies, gears and governors, Precision fabrication machines (CNCs),
Text and references:
Bedford, A., Fowler, W. L., “Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics Principles” 2003, Prentice Hall.
Hibbeler, R. C., “Engineering Mechanics: Statics” 2009, Prentice Hall.