# CE 211 – Statics

Mechanics

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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,
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,
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