2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CEE 241 - Statics


Credits: 3
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston
Offering Note: No additional information available.

Description
Engineering analysis of concentrated and distributed force systems at equilibrium; analysis of structures, beams and cables, friction, virtual work, fluid statics, shear and moment diagrams.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply vectors, unit vectors and vector mathematics for the purpose of expressing and resolving coplanar forces and three-dimensional forces into components and resultant forces.
  2. To introduce and apply the concept of free-body diagrams for particles in the solution of particle equilibrium problems using equations of equilibrium.
  3. Develop and apply free-body diagrams to rigid bodies in the solution of rigid body equilibrium problems using equations of rigid body equilibrium.
  4. Develop the principles and equations of rigid body equilibrium and apply these equations first to particles, then to rigid bodies subjected to coplanar system of forces and then to the general case of three-dimensional force systems acting on a rigid body.
  5. Extend the principles and equations of rigid body equilibrium to specific problems involving the equilibrium of trusses, frames and machines along with the analysis of internal forces in beams and cables.
  6. Develop the concept of the moment of a force and how to calculate it in both two and three dimensions and develop methods for finding the moment of a force around a specific axis.
  7. Develop the concept of the moment of a couple, equivalent systems and the resultants of a force and couple system.
  8. Develop the methods to determine the forces in the members of a trusts and to analyze the forces acing on the members of frames and machines composed of pin-connected members.
  9. Develop the concepts of the center of gravity, center of mass and the centroid and the methods to determine the location of the center of gravity and centroid for a system of discrete particles and body of arbitrary shape.

Prerequisite: PHYS 180  and MATH 182  
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade



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