GENERAL MECHANICS

Course ID: IBU-SE>MECHOG
Course title: GENERAL MECHANICS
Semester: 2 / Spring
ECTS: 6
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Civil Engineering
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr inż. Małgorzata Meissner; malgorzata.meissner@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Statics beams, frames, grids.
Full description: Material models in mechanics. Force and its representation. Principles of mechanics. Moment of a static force about a point or axis. Equilibrium of couple of forces. Adding couples of forces. Reduction of force arrangements. Central axis. The wrench. Notion of resultant and equilibrium of force composition. Particular cases of equilibrium and reduction of forces composition. Degrees of freedom of material bodies. Models of bonds and their actions. Active and passive forces. Statically determinable structures. Joints in rod structures. Internal reduction in rod structures (beams, frames, grids). Friction and its implications in engineering.
Bibliography: Halliday D., Resnick R., Walker J., Fundamentals Of Physics , John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2004 Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russell Johnston, John T. Dewolf, David F. Mazurek, Statics and Mechanics of Materials, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2011
Learning outcomes: Knowledge Student knows basic arrangements of forces and their possible transformations. Understands rules of construction of static schemes and principles of load assignement; knows equilibrium conditions of flat and spatial force systems; knows methods of determination of inner forces in flat girders like grids, singel-span and multi-span beams and frames. Student is acknowledged of the friction phenomena. Skills Student is able to determine static schemes of given structures; Can identify statically determinable and over rigid structures; Is able to build equations of equilibrium; can determine reactions and cross-section forces in beam, frame and grid structures. Social competences Student is aware of the importance of proper structural calculations for safety of their exploitation. Student understands his personal responsibility for accuracy of calculations and its consequences.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (70%) + grade obtained at lectures (25%), + Social competences (5%)

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