Level/category

Extension studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To give students the skills and understanding to analyze and solve engineering problems.

Learning outcomes

-To produce free body diagrams of engineering structures.
-To apply the equations of equilibrium in the solution of static engineering problems.
-To calculate the internal forces in truss members of bridges.
-To apply the principle of the conservation of energy in the solution of dynamic engineering problems.

Course contents

  • Concurrent Force Systems.
  • Equilibrium.
  • Moments and Torque.
  • Distributed Forces.
  • Trusses, Frames, and Machines.
  • Curvilinear Motion of Particles
  • Newtons Second Law
  • Energy and Momentum Methods
  • Systems of Particles /Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
  • Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in Plane Motion

Prerequisites and co-requisites

NONE

Recommended or required reading

"Engineering Mechanics-Statics"
Riley and Sturges,
ISBN 0-471-51241-9

“Vector Mechanics for Engineers-Dynamics”, Beer, Russell and Johnston.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 130 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 60 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 70 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions

Teacher

Vihtonen Mathew

Examiner

Vihtonen Mathew

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2008-04-10 - Exams
  • 2007-01-21 - Reports and productions

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