Engineering Mechanics - Statics
Instructor: Karantoni Triantafilia, Favvata Maria
Course code: 5104
Semester: 1ο
Course content:

  • Elements of vector algebra [Systems of Reference – Cartesian; Addition and Subtraction of Vectors;
  • Vector Products: Scalar & Vector Products;
  • Definition of force and moment vectors [Moment w.r.t. a point and w.r.t. an axis; couple of forces].
  • Basic principles of statics.
  • Equipollent sets of forces; reduction of sets of forces.
  • Distributed force sets; center of mass; centroid; Pappus Theorems.
  • Conditions of static Equilibrium of rigid (undeformable) bodies.
  • Analysis of statically determinate trusses, beams and frames (including three-joint structures and Gerber beams).
  • Determination of bending moment, shear force and axial force diagrams.
  • Depending on time availability:
  • Flexible Cables

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