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Forces on structures, moments, equilibrium. Stresses and deformation in axially-loaded members, torsion members and beams. Elementary design of structural members.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1220 or MATH 1700 or MATH 2000.
Credits: 4 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (4 - 0)
A basic knowledge in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and vectors.
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Ability to resolve a force into components and determine resultant of a system of forces||a||
A4: Understands the use of scientific principles in engineering systems.
|Learn to use free-body diagram to establish static equilibrium of a rigid static structure and calculate member forces in the force system.||a*|
|Ability to locate the centroid and determine moment of inertia of simple and composite beam sections.||b|
|Understanding of shear force and bending moment distribution and draw diagrams showing the distribution along length of transversely loaded beams.||a|
|Understanding of the concepts of stress and deformation due to external load in physical bodies.||a|
|Ability to determine normal and shear stresses in straight members with uniform cross section due to axial, transverse or torsional loading.||b*||
B3: Uses appropriate engineering, science, and mathematical tools for decision making (OR, statics, materials).
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Spiegel, L. and Limbrunner, G., Applied Statics and Strength of Materials, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall Inc., 2009.
Western Michigan University
F-222 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011