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Engineering Mechanics I

Engineering Mechanics
Technische Mechanik
I

Norbert G. Buro

Engineering Mechanics I

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What do you expect from this course in


Engineering Mechanics?

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Engineering Mechanics I

Overview:
1. Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

Engineering and Physics

Basic Concepts

Course Requirements

2. Statics

Forces, Moments, Center of Gravity, Reaction Forces

Trusses, Frames

Principle of Work

Basics of Friction

3. Elastomechanics

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Bending, Torsion, to be continued


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Objectives for Eng. Mech.:

Technology
Technology

Describe the interaction between the


Deformation/Movements of bodies
and Forces.

Classical
Classical
Mechanics
Mechanics

Physics
Physics
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Examples:
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Rolling wheel,
Moving air-plane,
Flow of liquids,
Vibration of Structures,
Deformation of materials.
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How Mechanics works


Engineering (Classical) Mechanics establishes
some Axioms to accomplish Objectives!
Axioms:
Laws which cannot be proved mathematically but
coincide with long time experience.
Axioms connect physical measures like
Forces,

Momentum,

Velocities,

Energy.

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Working principles of Engineering Mechanics

Real World Problem

Simplified Model

Laws in Mechanics

Apply Laws

d My
dx 2

= q(x )

dQ
= q(x )
dx
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Solve
Problem
q

My+dMy

y My
z

w1

w2

Q+dQ

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Disciplines of Mechanics:

Mechanics of Solids (Rigidity, Elasticity, Plasticity)

Mechanics of Fluids (Viscosity)

Mechanics of Gases

Kinematics (Motion of Bodies)

Dynamics (Forces and their influence on Bodies)

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Statics (no motion)

Kinetics (with motion)

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Historical Background:

Dating back to ancient greeks

Since then progresses of tremendous importance made over the


centuries, to be continued

Some famous names in Mechanics (Mathematics):

Archimedes

Newton

Da Vinci

Bernoulli

Stevin

Euler

Galilei

D Alembert

Kepler

Lagrange

Huygens

and many others

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Engineering Mechanics Nowadays:

Mechanics
Mechanics

Numerical
Numerical
Methods
Methods
(Computer)
(Computer)

Sophisticated
Sophisticated
Models
Models(FEM,
(FEM,
CFD)
CFD)

Applied in:
Engineering
Medical Sciences
Biology
Design
etc.

FEM = Finite Element Methods


CFD = Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Example of a Finite Element Analysis


of a High Pressure Pump (>2000 bar)

y
x
z

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Spots with
increased
tension

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Some Books of many on Engineering Mechanics:


1.

Schaum's Outline of Engineering Mechanics


by E. W. Nelson, Charles L. Best, William G. McLean

2.

Engineering Mechanics, 2 Vols.: Statics and Vol 1 (Taschenbuch) by


James L. Meriam

3.

Engineering Mechanics by Stephen Timoshenko and D. H. Young

4.

Klausurentrainer Technische Mechanik, Vieweg Verlag, von Joachim


Berger

5.

Technische Mechanik 1-3 (3 Bnde), Teubner Verlag, von Conrad


Eller, Hans J Dreyer

6.

Einfhrung in die Technische Mechanik, Springer Verlag, von Istvan


Szabo

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Hhere Technische Mechanik, Springer Verlag, von Istvan Szabo

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Finally a proverb of some importance:

You can never teach man, you


can only help him to find the right way.
(George Washington ?)

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Grading for Engineering Mechanics I:


1. At least one Presentation of a mechanical problem
in class
Paper on this problem has to be handed over
Will be a prerequisite to participate in the Final
2. Final of 90 Minutes

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