Statics Lessons

Trusses

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Statics Two force member analysis

In this tutorial, students will learn the steps required to calculate the forces experienced in a truss structure, and be able to apply this knowledge to a range of truss structures.

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Centroids

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Centroids shapes
In this tutorial, students will determine the centroids of a given shape using two different approaches. The first approach would be determining the centroids of simple shapes by integration, and the second approach will explore how to determine centroids of complex shapes by composite parts.
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Free Body Diagram

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Statics FBD

In this tutorial, students will attempt to draw a free body diagram of an object that is shown in an image provided. They provide their answer by dragging forces located on the top right corner of the plotting area into force points located on the body.

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Friction

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Statics Friction equilibrium

In this tutorial, students will be assuming the role of a service engineer representing a tow truck company. It is their responsibility to certify if it is safe to proceed with any operations.

In order to determine if it is safe to proceed, they will be required to apply the concepts learned in the classroom, such as the forces in equilibrium, moments and friction, to the given situation.

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Mechanics Fundamentals

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags engineering mechanics

Students are placed in the shoes of an engineer working for a Bridge Inspection Company and it is their first day on the job. Their first task is to inspect a suspension bridge that is made up of 3 sections. The task will include simple Engineering Mechanics calculations that include reactions, shear, bending moment and loads. They begin by inspecting a Pin-Jointed Cantilever Beam fixed at one end and supported by a cable at the other. It is their job to test the cable supporting it to see if it will fail when a car drives across the bridge.



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  • 16 Classes used
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