This course applies principles learned in my course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” to analyze real world engineering structures. You will need to have mastered the engineering fundamentals from that class in order to be successful in this course offering. This course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real world engineering systems and problem solving. --------------------------- Recommended Background: You will need to have successfully completed my earlier course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” in order to be successful in this course. --------------------------- The copyright of all content and materials in this course are owned by either the Georgia Tech Research Corporation or Dr. Wayne Whiteman. By participating in the course or using the content or materials, whether in whole or in part, you agree that you may download and use any content and/or material in this course for your own personal, non-commercial use only in a manner consistent with a student of any academic course. Any other use of the content and materials, including use by other academic universities or entities, is prohibited without express written permission of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Interested parties may contact Dr. Wayne Whiteman directly for information regarding the procedure to obtain a non-exclusive license.
- Week 1 - Applications of the Equations of Static Equilibrium to Interacting Bodies or Parts of a Structure; Systems Containing Multi-force Members; Frames and Machines
In this section, students will learn the applications of the equations of static equilibrium to interacting bodies or parts of a structure. Students will learn about systems containing multi-force members, frames, and machines.
- Week 2 - Plane Trusses
In the section students will learn about Truss structures, specifically method of joints, method of sections, and zero force members.
- Week 3 - Space Trusses; Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams
In this section students will learn about space trusses and will be introduced to shear force and bending moment diagrams.
- Week 4 - Cable Support Systems
In this section, students will learn about cable support systems, specifically concentrated loads and suspension loads.
- Week 5 - Coulomb Friction and Belt Friction
In this section students will learn about coulomb friction and belt friction.
Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE
Senior Academic Professional
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering