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
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Instructor: Dr. Kurt Aikens
Office Hours: MWF 1-2 PM, P-108
Class: MWF 2:40-3:30 PM, P-204
Laboratory: R 1:30-4:20 PM, P-117 OR P-204
Bridge Design Project Rules
Lab #1 AutoCAD 2D
Lab #2 Inventor
Lab #3 Strength of Trusses
Lab #4-7 Pratt Truss Analysis / Construction
Lab #5 Octave/MATLAB Information
Lab #5 Octave Assignment
Lab #6 Visual Analysis Tutorial