Starting on March 24 this course no longer meets on campus. All material for this course is available via Moodle.
Introduction to engineering design in the context of the basic mechanics of static structures and machines. Topics: multidimensional vector analysis of particles and rigid bodies in equilibrium, structural analysis of trusses and frames, friction, center of gravity, and moment of inertia. Introduction, by design project, to topics of technical drawing using CAD software, MATLAB and machine shop skills. Three lecture, three laboratory hours each week. Liberal Arts. This course has a fee. Prerequisite: PHYS 151.
There is probably no other science that is more important in engineering than mechanics, and no principle in mechanics is more important than equilibrium. Statics is the branch of engineering mechanics that focuses on equilibrium – the case where there is no acceleration and the total force and torque is zero. In this class you will become familiar with the application of equilibrium concepts to a wide variety of structures and machines. Moreover, in the laboratory you will learn how to apply the principles of engineering design, constrained by the laws of mechanics, to the design of a real structure – a balsa bridge.
MTWRF 4:30-5:30 PM
MWF 1:40-2:30 AM
R 9:15-10:50 AM
Lab #1 — AutoCAD 2D
LAB1 – AutoCAD tutorial
HO1 – “AutoCAD 2020 Tutorial First Level” chapter 1
Lab #5 — Build a Simple Truss
LAB5 – Build a Simple Truss
Lab #6 — Strength of Structural Members
LAB6 – Strength of Structural Members
HO6 – Testing the Strength of Structural Members(p. 2-1 to 9)
Lab #7 — Analysis of the Simple Truss
LAB7 – Octave analysis of simple truss
Lab #9 — Bridge Design Project
LAB9 – Bridge Design Project
Lab #10 – Bridge Project Presentations
LAB10 – Presentation