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Statics and Dynamics

MT 251

Statics and Dynamics

MT 251

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: PHY 111 and MTH 121.

Studies statics and dynamics of mechanical systems by solving problems of small sub-systems using a calculator. Studies forces in 2-D and 3-D acting on particle systems and rigid bodies. Solves problems using the following concepts: equilibrium laws, centroids, center of gravity, moment of inertia. Uses 3 methods to study dynamics of motion - kinematics, work/energy and impulse/momentum. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Solve for systems of static forces.

Objectives:

  • Apply the concepts and calculate vectors for collinear, concurrent, coplanar force systems and friction force systems
  • Apply the concepts and calculate external statically determinate forces on machine elements and structures to determine reaction forces
  • Apply the concepts of internal forces and calculate forces on elements of a truss or frame
  • Apply the concepts and calculate centroid and moment of inertia for single and composite machine elements or structural sections
  • Practice problems may include robotics, automation, and machinery.

Able to solve for systems of dynamic forces.

Objectives:

  • Apply the concepts and calculate displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, work, or energy, to particles or a system of particles in linear or angular motion
  • Apply concepts and calculate impulse and momentum forces to rigid bodies in motion
  • Practice problems may include robotics, automation, and machinery.