**COURSE DESCRIPTION**

Presents principles and applications of free-body diagrams of force systems in equilibrium. Analyzes frames and trusses. Presents principles and applications to problems in friction, centroids, and moments of inertia. Includes properties of materials, stress, strain, elasticity, design of connections, shear and bending in statically determinate beams, and axially loaded columns. Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

**GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE**

The purpose is to introduce the student to the fundamental principles which characterize forces on bodies at rest and the properties, characteristics, and design of structural members of mechanical systems.

**ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES**

Competency in algebra and trigonometry. Prerequisite is MTH 116 - Technical Mathematics II.

**COURSE OBJECTIVES**

The student will have an understanding of and ability to solve problems involving, the static forces and moments in mechanical systems such as trusses, beams, lifting devices, and frictional forces. The student will be familiar with the properties of structural materials and the stresses and strains in structural components such as pressure vessels, beams, shafts, and columns.

**MAJOR TOPICS TO
BE INCLUDED**

- Forces and forces systems
- Free body diagrams
- Moments
- Trusses
- Friction
- Properties of materials
- Pressure vessels
- Centroids and moments of inertia
- Beams: bending, shear, deflection
- Shafts: torsion
- Combined stresses
- Columns