ENGINEERING MECHANICS - STATICS AND PARTICLE DYNAMICS | FMEA01 |

**Aim**

The aim of the course is to:

- give knowledge about the basic concepts in mechanics for material systems at rest and motion, mainly for particles and rigid bodies
- give knowledge and skills in engineering modeling
- develop ability to solve problems by applying mathematics

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to explain and apply fundamental conception as force and moment, linear and angular momentum, linear and angular impulse and express them both as scalars and vectors
- be able to draw a free body diagram of a material body and set up the equations of equilibrium and motion
- be able to give a detailed description of different application
- be ably to describe velocities and accelerations in Cartesian, polar and natural coordinates systems and use the balance equations for a particle expressed in vector format

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- starting with a real situation be able to delimit a problem and perform an equilibrium analysis
- be able to apply systematically methods to mechanical systems in equilibrium and particles in motion
- be able to present written solutions to mechanical problems with suitable drawing and free body diagrams

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

- evaluate the physical consistence of the obtained results

**Contents****Statics:** Moment and force systems in 2 and 3 dimensions. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium of material bodies. Section forces and equilibrium in beams and frames. Distributed forces, centre of mass, beams and hydrostatics. Friction. Virtual work, potential energy and stability. The mechanics of wedge and screw.

**Dynamics:** Newtons laws. Kinematics and kinetics of particles in straight and curved motion, natural and polar co-ordinates. Energy and work. Momentum and impulse, moments of momentum and impulse moments. Impact.

**Literature**

Nyberg C. : Mekanik, Grundkurs, Liber, 2003.

Nyberg C. : Mekanik, Problemsamling, Liber, 2003.

Nyberg, C. : Mekanik Fortsättningskurs, Institutionen för Mekanik, KTH. Stockholm 2003.

Compendium.