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Type of course


Recommended year of study


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


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


  • 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


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

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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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