CIV 124 - Mechanics (Statics)
Instruction will be directed to the study of static force systems and equilibrium as applied to civil engineering structures. Topics of study will include: force distribution, moments, system equilibrium, free-body diagrams, centroids, moments of inertia.
Prior or Concurrent: MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand, compute and resolve forces as vectors into concurrent force systems, parallel force systems, and non-concurrent force systems.
2. Understand moments and couples.
3. Understand and apply Varignon’s Theorem.
4. Understand and solve problems in static equilibrium, including:
a. Computation of beam reactions
b. Calculate the magnitude of forces in truss members
c. Calculation of pin reactions in pin connected frames
5. Sketch free-body diagrams.
6. Understand and calculate center of gravity and the centroid of complex shapes.
7. Understand and calculate the moment of inertia of complex figures.