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# Course Details

This is a preparatory course for students to write the Transport Canada Applied Mechanics 1 examination paper towards their Transport Canada 1st Class “Motor” Certificate of Competency. All topics covered in this course are listed in TP 2293E under 26.4 – APPLIED MECHANICS (EXAMINATION CODE: 1APM), and these are: Statics; Forces; Friction; Kinematics; Dynamics; Machines; Stress and strain; Beams; Struts; Torsion; Thin shells; Hydrostatics and hydraulics.

## Prerequisite(s)

2nd Class Engineering Certificate (steam and/or motor).

## Credits

16.0

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# Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to perform calculations to determine:

• Determine the resultant and equilibrant of a system of concurrent coplanar forces.
• Determine the centre of gravity of common geometrical shapes.
• Calculate work done at uniform speed up the plane.
• Determine coefficient of friction, friction angle, energy, and power loss due to friction in simple bearings.
• Solve problems of linear motion.
• Solve problems of angular motion.
• Solve work, power, and energy problems.
• Determine the power transmitted in belts and gears.
• Calculate stress in thin rim due to centrifugal action.
• Calculate mechanical advantage and efficiency of simple lifting machines.
• Calculate stress, strain, and working stress, and ultimate tensile strength, factor of safety, and modulus of elasticity of a steel specimen.
• Draw the shearing force and bending moment diagrams for cantilevers and simple supported beams with concentrated or uniformly-distributed loads.
• Calculate using strut formulae, the stresses in short columns due to eccentric loading.
• Calculate strength, stiffness, and stress due to torsion of solid and hollow shafts, also the power transmitted by shafts and coupling bolts.
• Calculate circumferential and longitudinal stresses in thin cylindrical shells subject to internal pressure.
• Determine the change in fluid pressure with depth, and calculate the total force due to liquid pressure on immersed plane surfaces, both horizontal and vertical.
• Determine the flow through pipes and orifices under constant head, and calculate the effect on flow through pipes and fittings due to friction.
• Draw inlet and outlet velocity diagrams of centrifugal pumps.

Effective as of Winter 2016

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