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MECH106 Mechanical Engineering for Modern Life

Introduction to Applied Mechanics


(Lecture I)

What is Mechanics?

Definition of Mechanics

Science concerned with the motion of bodies under the action of forces, including the special case in which a body remains at rest. Of first concern in the problem of motion are the forces that bodies exert on one another. This leads to the study of such topics as gravitation, electricity, and magnetism, according to the nature of the forces involved. Given the forces, one can seek the manner in which bodies move under the action of forces; this is the subject matter of mechanics proper.
-------Encyclopdia Britannica

Classification of Mechanics
Load/Deformation/Stress/Strain/Strain Energy Displacement Kenematics Velocity Acceleration Force/Torque Energy/Momentum Kenetics

~studies of motion and the cause of motion~

Statics

Dynamics

History of Mechanics

Egyptian

Greek

Arabian

Chinese

Standing on the Shoulders of Giant

Let Newton Be!!!

Other Great Masters

Euler

Bernoulli

Einstein

Statics & Solid Mechanics

Equilibrium of Forces

Free Body Diagram

Truss Structure Analysis

Other Practical Examples

Concept of Stress
Rubber is stronger than
Rubber

Steel

Steel ???

100 kg

100 kg

Stresses under General Loading

Components of Stresses

Features of Axial Deformation

Rigorous Definition of Axial Strain

Feature of Shear Strains

Constitutive Relation of Materials