Engineering Mechanics-Statics

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Mechanics-Statics

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module introduces the fundamentals of mechanics and builds student confidence in applying these mechanical principles to solve static problems. Students are expected to attend lectures, prepare for and actively participate in problem solving in tutorials, attend and participate in group laboratories and write up reports.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the principles of static equilibrium (P01, P02)
    2. Use Free Body Diagrams to solve static problems involving components and pulley systems (P01, P02, P03, P04)
    3. Solve problems relating to the forces in truss members using the method of joints and the method of sections. (P01, P02)
    4. Determine the centre of mass and centroids of Lines, areas and Volumes of simple and composite bodies (P01, P02)
    5. Solve problems relating to hydrostatics including pressures on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and stability of floating objects. (P01, P02)
    6. Solve problems relating to dry friction, including inclined planes and screw threads. (P01, P02)
    7. Solve problems relating to the work, equilibrium, potential energy and stability of a system (P01, P02)
    8. Undertake an experiment as part of a group and report results. (P02, P03, P05)