TECH 3401 – Statics and Strengths of Materials

Force systems and their solution; that branch of mechanics dealing with forces and effects of forces including stress strain and deformation of bodies at rest; analysis of frames and mechanisms.

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  1. Introduction to Statics
  2. Vectors & Force Systems
  3. Analyzing Coplanar Force Systems
  4. Equilibrium of Force Systems
    • Test 1
  5. Trusses and Frames
  6. Friction
  7. Centroids
  8. Area Moments of Inertia
    • Test 2
  9. Strengths of Materials
  10. Stress Concepts
  11. Torsion
  12. Beams Loads and Reactions
    • Test 3
  13. Stress in Beams
  14. Design of Beams
  15. Deflection of Beams
  16. Combined Stresses
  17. Columns
  18. Connections
    • Test 4

 

  • See http://www.flickr.com/photos/core-materials/page17/

Statics Toolbox

Homework Assignments

Additional Information

CM Engineering Statics

Vector Lisp Routine

Calculus Grapher

Friction Video

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20578627

CSU Chico Playlist/channel

Scratch Files

horsepower

 

Course Documents

  • Green Engineering Paper