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

Bridge

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 Useful Information

Instructor: Dr. Kurt Aikens
Office Hours: TBD 
Class: 
MWF 2:40-3:30 PM, P-204
Laboratory:  R 1:30-4:20 PM, P-117 OR P-204

 Course Materials

Course Syllabus and Schedule
Sample Homework Problem
Octave Information/Examples
AutoCAD download
Inventor download
OCTAVE download
Visual Analysis download

 

 

 



 

 

Homework

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
Problem Set #10

Laboratory Materials

Bridge Design Project Rules
Lab #1  AutoCAD 2D
Lab #2  Inventor
Lab #3  Strength of Trusses
Lab #4-7 Pratt Truss Analysis / Construction
Lab #6  Octave/MATLAB Information
Lab #6  Octave Assignment
Lab #7 Visual Analysis Tutorial

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