Statics

Universitat Politècnica de València

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Statics

  • Host University

    Universitat Politècnica de València

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    General Physics and First Semester/Quarter Calculus

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION

    The engineering of mankind's superstructure marǀels all started with the basic statics of equilibrium (Newtons first law). This introductory course on statics (required of most engineering and architecture programs) includes topics of force decomposition, equilibrium of force systems, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, cables, beams, fluid statics, and work.

    OBJECTIVES

    This first course in traditional engineering wil provide a solid understanding of Newtons First Law (Static Equilibrium) with problem solving applications in the fields of Engineering and/or Architecture.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    - Significant introduction to the formulation and solution of engineering problems.

    - Effectively communicate legible problem solutions to be understood by engineers in and out of their specific discipline.

    - A thorough knowledge of the properties of forces, moments, couples, and resultants.

    - Ability to apply concepts of forces/moments/couples/and resultants to the isolation of rigid bodies and the solution of engineering problems involving equilibrium.

    - Ability to analyze the effect of distributed force systems including the calculation of centroids and moments of inertia.

    - Ability to analyze the effect of dry friction in typical engineering problems.

     

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.