This course introduces the basics for the design and analysis of many types of structures and mechanical devices encountered in engineering. Topics include trigonometry, vector analysis, forces, moments, free body diagrams (FBD) and equilibrium, applied to the analysis of frames, trusses, machines, cable-pulley systems and systems with friction.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Solve problems in engineering mechanics using Imperial and Metric Units.
Describe standard engineering practices as applied to engineering mechanics.
Add vectors by graphical, vector component, and trigonometric methods.
Construct free body diagrams.
Calculate reaction forces and moments on rigid bodies.
Calculate forces on cable pulley systems.
Calculate internal forces in trusses.
Calculate internal forces in frames
Determine frictional forces.
Calculate area properties (centroids and moments of inertia).
Effective as of Fall 2003
MECH 1141 is offered as a part of the following programs: