TAM 211: Statics

Class Description:

Forces, moments, and couples; resultants of force systems; equilibrium analysis and free-body diagrams; analysis of forces acting on members of trusses, frames, etc.; shear-force and bending-moment distributions; Coulomb friction; centroids, center of mass, moment of inertia, polar moment of inertia, and product of inertia; virtual work; hydrostatic pressure; applications of statics in design. Credit is not given for both TAM 211 and TAM 210. Prerequisite: PHYS 211; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 241. undergraduate 3 hours.


Review of vector algebra (2 hr)
Forces, moments, couples (2 hr)
Equilibrium, equipollent systems, resultants, distributed forces (5 hr)
Equilibrium analysis, free-body diagrams, practical examples (6 hr)
Trusses, methods of joint and sections (3 hr)
Multi-force members, shear-force and bending-moment diagrams (4 hr)
Statics and structural design (1 hr)
Coulomb friction, applications (3 hr)
Centroids and center of mass (2 hr)
Method of composite parts (2 hr)
Moments of inertia, polar moment of inertia, radius of gyration, product of inertia, parallel-axis theorem (4 hr)
Virtual work (3 hr)
Hydrostatic pressure, design considerations (3 hr)
Hour exams (3)


ME:  Suitable substitute for TAM 210.

EM:  Required.

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