(Created 2009-08-11.)
 ENGINEERING MECHANICS - STATICS AND PARTICLE DYNAMICS FMEA01

Higher education credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMEA01 overlap following cours/es: FME012, FME052, FMEA05, FME052, FME052 och FME052. Compulsory for: M1, MD1. Course coordinator: Univ. lekt. Per Lidström, per.lidstrom@mek.lth.se, Mekanik. Recommended prerequisits: Linear algebra, One dimensional analysis. Assessment: Written exams. Home page: http://www.mek.lth.se.

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. Equilibrium in frames. Distributed forces, centre of mass. Friction. Virtual work, potential energy and stability.

Dynamics: Newtons 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.