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TSYH 1150 - Strength of Materials Part 1: Forces on Systems

Transystems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The first of four courses on strength of materials. This course covers the basic principles of statics including forces generated by applied and gravitational loads; how to establish the resultant of these forces, break them down into components and calculate the axial resisting forces maintaining equilibrium.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$316.67

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 20046

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This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

Ken Zeleschuk

Course Outline

Cost

$316.67

Notes

  1. Correspondence format.
  2. Students may register at any time throughout the year and have a maximum of 52 weeks from the date of registration to complete the course. To register by phone, please call Student Information & Enrolment Services at 1-866-434-1610 or 604-434-1610. Please note that the above price is for tuition only; textbooks and materials are additional. Course materials and textbooks are not shipped automatically, you must order them from the BCIT Bookstore: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance
  3. Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Module 1 - Introduction/Vectors

  • Define the units of measurement used in Statics, and explain the terminology used to describe loading systems and their supports.
  • Set up and solve problems involving the use of trigonometrical functions.
  • Solve problems involving the manipulation of vector quantities.

Module 2 - Moments and Couples

  • Calculate the turning effect (moment) about an axis caused by a single force or combination of forces.
  • Identify and measure couples.

Module 3 - Resultants

  • Determine the resultant of concurrent and parallel forces, or systems where the forces are neither concurrent nor parallel.
  • Substitute a single resultant force for a system of distributed loading.
  • Replace a force by another force and a couple.

Module 4 - Equilibrium

  • Draw free body diagrams of systems in equilibrium.
  • Use the equations of equilibrium to determine reacting forces in concurrent and parallel force systems.
  • Calculate the resisting moment in fixed-ended cantilevered systems.

Module 5 - Trusses

  • Recognize and define two force members in force systems.
  • Analyze trusses by evaluation of the joints.
  • Analyze trusses by isolating sections.

Module 6 - Frames and Machines

  • Use the method of members to analyze frames.
  • Solve problems related to frames and machines.

Module 7 - Three-dimensional Systems

  • Reduce forces to components along three axes.
  • Apply the equations of equilibrium to three-dimensional systems and use these to solve for forces.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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