The objective of this course is to provide a refresher of basic engineering mechanics concepts and principles. Course focuses on understanding how to set up, analyze and interpret the static and dynamic behavior of simple mechanical systems.
- Review of basic vectors and matrix mathematics
- Creating free-body diagrams with forces, moments and couples
- Resultants and equilibrium force systems on rigid bodies
- Forces in trusses, beams and structures
- Review of basics of stress-strain relationships
- Shear and moment diagrams, Mohr’s circle
- Centroid and moments of inertia of machines and structures
- Frictional Forces
- Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies (linear and angular)
- Conservation of work and energy
- Conservation of impulse and momentum
- Introduction to simple mechanical vibrations
- Topics of interest to course participants
Two Learning Options:
1. On-site tailored instruction: Two- to three-day on-site class
2. Web-based self-paced lessons with weekly on-line mentoring with instructor (see demo of this version of course)
- Each student receives a copy of the instructor’s course notes.
- Review textbook with worked-out examples.