ENGS 221 -
Introduction to Solid Mechanics I
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of statics: forces and couples, free body diagrams, equilibrium, mass properties. Application to the equilibrium analysis of trusses, structures and machines in two and three dimensions. It also covers fundamental of material science: material structure and the role that the structure plays in determining the mechanical and electrical behavior of engineering materials.
Understanding of the basic concepts of statics and equilibrium of bodies subjected to forces [1,2].
Ability to calculate center of mass, area and volume; first and second moments [1,2].
Basic concepts of material science, such as: Atomic bonds, crystal structure, and their effects on the behavior of materials; Phase diagrams for common engineering materials; Strengthening mechanisms [1,2,4].
A familiarity with various material properties, including strength, electronic properties, magnetic properties [1,2].
Understanding of the physical and mathematical principles underlying the concepts presented [1,2].
Presentation of work in a clear, concise, logical and professional manner .
Dr. Jeff R. Brown