CE 211 – Statics

Required

2007 Catalog Description:

CE 211 – Statics. Three credits. Engineering mechanics concepts; force systems; static equilibrium;

centroids, centers of gravity; shear and moment diagrams; friction; moments of inertia.

Prerequisites: Math 172 or concurrent; Phys 201 or concurrent.

Textbook: Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics STATICS, 11

th

ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.

Course Objectives – During this course, students should develop the ability to:

1. Work comfortably with basic engineering mechanics concepts required for analyzing static structures.

2. Identify an appropriate structural system to study in a given problem and isolate it from its environment.

3. Identify and model various types of loads and supports that act on structural systems.

4. Model the structural system with a good free body diagram and accurate equilibrium equations.

5. Apply the principles of math, physics, and engineering mechanics to the system to solve the problem.

6. Understand the meaning of and calculate values for centers of mass (gravity)/centroids and area

moments of inertia.

7. Communicate the solution to any problem in an organized and coherent manner and elucidate the

meaning of the solution in the context of the problem.

Topics:

1. Vectors

2. Forces, moments and couples

3. Resultant force systems

4. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium

5. Truss analysis

6. Frame and machine analysis

7. External and internal beam forces

8. Shear and moment diagrams

9. Friction

10. Centroids and centers of mass/gravity

11. Second moments of area (moments of inertia)

Class Schedule: Three fifty-minute sessions per week

Contribution of Course to meeting the Professional Component:

This course is an engineering topic which stresses engineering science and introduces engineering design.

Course Outcomes:

This course contributes toward the educational outcomes detailed in the table below.

Outcome

Role of CE 211

Outcome 1: A firm foundation and

knowledge of mathematics, science and

engineering principles and the ability to apply

the knowledge. (ABET outcome a)

Students develop an understanding of basic engineering

science principles and apply this understanding, as well

as their knowledge of physics, geometry, algebra,

trigonometry and calculus, to statics problems.

Outcome 3: The ability to design a

component, system or process to meet desired

needs and imposed constraints. (ABET

outcome b)

Students begin to develop the ability to design

components through numerous demand/capacity

problems and through an open-ended design project.

Outcome 4: The ability to think logically,

critically and creatively. (constituent added

outcome)

Logical thinking is developed through homework

assignments which require multiple steps in a logical

process to solve. Critical thinking skills are developed

as they evaluate the validity of solutions and place them

in context. Creative thinking is developed by defining

their own methodologies for problem solution and also

through the design project.

Outcome 5: The ability to work in

multidisciplinary teams. (ABET outcome d)

The design project is used to develop the ability to work

in teams. Students are also encouraged to form

homework/study groups.

Outcome 6: The ability to identify, formulate

and solve civil engineering problems. (ABET

outcome e)

Statics lays the foundation for identifying, formulating

and solving civil engineering problems as students learn

to take actual structures, represent them pictorially, and

analyze them physically and mathematically. Also they

are required to complete an open-ended design project.

Outcome 7: The ability to use appropriate

modern techniques, skills and tools, including

computer applications, necessary for

engineering practice ( ABET outcome k)

Students are encouraged to use word processors, drafting

packages, internet resources, and advanced applications

on their calculators whenever these are beneficial.

Outcome 9: The ability to communicate

effectively in written, oral and graphical

forms. (ABET outcome g)

Students are required to present their homework

solutions in an organized manner including descriptions

of their methodologies and discussions of the meaning

of their solutions. They also advance their written

communication skills through the design project. For

both homework and projects, they need to produce

carefully drawn and dimensioned figures.

Prepared by: Lisa Morris, June, 2007

CE 211 – Statics

Required

2007 Catalog Description:

CE 211 – Statics. Three credits. Engineering mechanics concepts; force systems; static equilibrium;

centroids, centers of gravity; shear and moment diagrams; friction; moments of inertia.

Prerequisites: Math 172 or concurrent; Phys 201 or concurrent.

Textbook: Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics STATICS, 11

th

ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.

Course Objectives – During this course, students should develop the ability to:

1. Work comfortably with basic engineering mechanics concepts required for statics problems.

2. Identify the appropriate structural system to study in a given problem.

3. Model the system with a good free body diagram and thus isolate the system from its environment.

4. Apply the principles of math, physics, and engineering mechanics to the system to solve the problem.

5. Determine the centroid or center of mass/gravity of an object.

6. Determine the 2

nd

moment (moment of inertia) of an area.

7. Communicate the solution to any problem in an organized and coherent manner.

Topics:

1. Vectors

2. Forces, moments and couples

3. Resultant force systems

4. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium

5. Truss analysis

6. Frame and machine analysis

7. External and internal beam forces

8. Shear and moment diagrams

9. Friction

10. Centroids and centers of mass/gravity

11. Second moments of area (moments of inertia)

Class Schedule: Three fifty-minute sessions per week

Contribution of Course to meeting the Professional Component:

This course is an engineering topic which stresses engineering science and introduces engineering design.

Course Outcomes:

This course contributes toward the educational outcomes detailed in the table below.

Outcome

Role of CE 211

Outcome 1: A firm foundation and

knowledge of mathematics, science and

engineering principles and the ability to apply

the knowledge. (ABET outcome a)

Students develop an understanding of basic engineering

science principles and apply this understanding, as well

as their mathematical knowledge of geometry, algebra,

trigonometry and calculus, to statics problems.

Outcome 3: The ability to design a

component, system or process to meet desired

needs and imposed constraints. (ABET

outcome b)

Students begin to develop the ability to design

components through numerous demand/capacity

problems and through a design project.

Outcome 4: The ability to think logically,

critically and creatively. (constituent added

outcome)

Logical and critical thinking is developed through

homework assignments which usually require more than

one step to solve. Creative thinking is developed

primarily through the design project.

Outcome 5: The ability to work in

multidisciplinary teams. (ABET outcome d)

The design project is used to develop the ability to work

in teams.

Outcome 6: The ability to identify, formulate

and solve civil engineering problems. (ABET

outcome e)

Statics lays the foundation for identifying, formulating

and solving civil engineering problems as students learn

to take actual structures, represent them pictorially, and

analyze them mathematically. Also they are required to

complete an open-ended design project.

Outcome 9: The ability to communicate

effectively in written, oral and graphical

forms. (ABET outcome g)

Students are required to present their homework

solutions in an organized manner. They also advance

their written communication skills through the design

project.

Prepared by: Renee Petersen, June, 2007

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