A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

PHYS 215: Statics and Engineering Design

A study of basic mechanics as it relates to the static\stability of structures and other objects using methods of multidimensional vector analysis and virtual work. Topics to be covered include the equilibrium of a particle and a rigid body, structural analysis, friction, center of gravity and moment of inertia.

 Prerequisite: PHYS 151

Useful Information

Class Time
MWF 8:00-8:50 AM
Location
P-118
Lab Time
 T 1:00-3:50 PM
Location
P-117

Instructor
Dr. Brandon Hoffman 
Office Hours
MWF 9:00-10:00 AM

Course Information

Homework Assignments

Problem Set #1
Problem Set #2
Problem Set #3
Problem Set #4
Problem Set #5
Problem Set #6
Problem Set #7
Problem Set #8

Problem Set #9

Laboratory Assignments

Lab #1  AutoCAD 2D  
Lab #2  AutoCAD 3D
Lab #3 Truss Bridge
 Lab #4 Simple Truss Bridge Construction
Lab #5 Simple Truss Bridge Analysis   
Lab #6  MATLAB/OCTAVE 
Lab #7  Visual Analysis 
Lab #8 Simple Truss Bridge Load Test 
Lab #9 Truss Bridge Design and Analysis
Lab #10  Truss Bridge Construction 
Lab #11  Truss Bridge Presentation

Lab Handouts

HO #1  Intro to AutoCAD 2D
HO #2 Model Truss Bridge Project
HO #3  Truss Bridge Activity
HO #4 Gallery of Bridges
HO #5 Simple Truss Bridge Construction
HO #6  Simple Truss Bridge Analysis
HO #7  Intro to MATLAB
HO #8 Intro to Visual Analysis