CIV1501 Engineering Statics
Pre-requisite: ENG1500 or MAT1500 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MEPR
The overall aim of this course is to introduce a fundamental area of rigid body-mechanics called "Statics". Knowledge of statics is fundamental to many engineering applications as it is used to evaluate the equilibrium of bodies subjected to forces. For example engineers need to predict how a bridge structure will behave under the influence of forces such as the cars, trucks & trains that will cross it and even under its own self weight. Statics is an analytical tool that can be used to evaluate these forces and assist in making such predictions. This course deals with balanced force systems applied to rigid-bodies that are at rest. Methods to determine support reactions and relationships between internal and external forces and internal force distribution will be introduced in this course. The knowledge gained in this course will be used extensively in later engineering design and analysis courses.