sap course 1436797404

Course Code & Number:

CE 211

Course Title:

Engineering Mechanics I

Level of Course:



(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 5 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Introduction to rigid body mechanics. Equivalent force systems: Concepts of moment, couple, resultant. Equilibrium: Free-body diagram; equations of equilibrium. Structural analysis: Trusses; beams. Shear force and bending moment diagrams by method of sections and by method of integration. Properties of surfaces: Area moment and centroid; moments and product of inertia; principal directions.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: PHYS 101 OR PHYS 105
Co-requisites: NONE

Quiz/Homework - 10%
Midterms - 60%
Final - 30%

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Required Reading: 
1. Engineering Mechanics: Statics by R.C. Hibbeler, 13th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2012
Course Objective: 

Mechanics is the physical science that deals with the effects of forces on objects. Mechanics can be divided into three main branches: rigid-body mechanics, deformable-body mechanics, and fluid mechanics. This course is an introductory level course on rigid-body mechanics.The objective of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles employed by engineers - whether civil, mechanical, aeronautical, etc. - in the design of structures of all sorts, sizes and purpose.

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Computer Usage: 
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Apply vector algebra to engineering mechanics problems (B3)
2. Prepare free body diagrams of 2D and 3D rigid bodies (B3)
3. Apply Newton’s 1st law of motion to 2D and 3D rigid bodies (B3)
4. Explain the difference between truss and frame type structures (B2)
5. Distinguish statically determinate truss and frame type structures (B2)
6. Compute internal forces and support reactions in 2D and 3D statically determinate trusses (B3)
7. Compute internal forces and support reactions in statically determinate beams and frames (B3)
8. Determine properties of surfaces such as center of gravity, centroid of an area; moment of inertia, product and polar moment of inertia of an area (B3)
9. Compute single force equivalents of distributed 2D and 3D force systems (B3)

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Problem Solving
Simulation & Games
Video Presentations
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam

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Prepared By:

Zehra Çağnan Ertuğrul

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