# MAE 241 - Statics Summer 2011 Semester

COURSE SYLLABUS
Credits: Prerequisite: or better Textbook: 3 Hr MATH 155 - Calculus 1 and Physics 111, both with grades of C R. C. Hibbeler, STATICS, 12th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey USA, 2004, ISBN 0-13-141167-5

Instructor: Dr. Konstantinos A. Sierros: Room 263 ESB Annex (New addition) , Phone: (304) 293-3420 E-mail: Kostas.Sierros@mail.wvu.edu (Section 001, CRN#: 51248) M, T, W, R 08:45 – 10:20, Room 355 ESB Office Hours: M and W 10:30 – 11:30 Educational Objectives: 1. Critical Skills. Students must demonstrate mastery of the following skills/knowledge to receive a passing grade in this course: • Ability to draw complete and correctly labeled Free Body Diagrams of rigid bodies or systems of rigid bodies in static equilibrium; • Ability to compute the resultant of any number of concurrent forces in 2or 3- dimensions • Ability to compute the dot product and cross product of two vectors, and demonstrate understanding of the meaning of the results • Ability to solve particle equilibrium problems in 2- or 3- dimensions • Ability to compute the moment generated by a force about any point in 2D space. • Ability to find support reactions for truss and frame/machine problems. 2. Competency Skills. Students are expected to demonstrate some level of competency in the following skills. The semester grade will reflect the student’s level of achievement of these objectives. • Ability to reduce a system of forces acting on a rigid body to a single equivalent force and compute its point of application • Ability to solve rigid body equilibrium problems in 2- or 3-dimensions for statically determinate systems • Ability to compute frictional forces for sliding motion and for belts/pulleys. Ability to solve the tip/slip problem. • Ability to compute the centroid and the area moment of inertia of 2-D bodies using the method of composite areas.

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Ability to construct shear force and bending moment diagrams for systems of concentrated forces and/or distributed loads acting on statically determinate beams Ability to solve for the internal forces acting on any member of a pinjointed truss structure or a frame/machine component. Ability to find the centroid and area moment of inertia for 2-D shapes by the method of integration. Ability to compute the moment about any axis in 3-D space generated by a force or a system of forces.

1. Homework and quizzes: 20% Weighting @discretion of instructor 2. 2 (one and a half hour) exams: 40% 3. Final exam: 40% Semester grades will be assigned according to the standard scale: A (90-100); B (80-89.9); C (70-79.9); D (60-69.9); F: less than 60. Individual instructors may choose how to weight the split between homework assignments and quizzes. Specific homework assignments and the content and timing of exams and quizzes will also be decided by the instructor. The final will be comprehensive. Class Attendance:
Instructors may or may not record attendance and include it in the homework grade, at the discretion of the instructor. Students are responsible for all material covered in class regardless of their attendance. Students cannot expect to master the course material without regular attendance at class.

Missed Exams:
Makeup exam can be granted only if the student obtained permission from the instructor before the scheduled exam for medical and/or emergency reasons. Appropriate papers must be provided by the student prior to the exam.

assignment as a minimum penalty. Any student caught cheating more than once in a semester will receive a grade of UF (unforgivable F—cannot be expunged from the transcript via D/F repeat). Statement on Social Justice: WVU is committed to social justice. The instructor of this course concurs with WVU’s commitment and expects to maintain a positive learning environment, based upon open communication, mutual respect and nondiscrimination. Our University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin. Any suggestions are encouraged as to how to further such a positive and open environment and to anticipate needing any type of accommodation in order to participate in this class. Please advise us and make appropriate arrangements with Disability Services (293-6700). ABET Course MAE 241 is a Related Course for ABET Outcomes A and E: Outcome A: Graduates will have an ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering. Outcome E: Graduates will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Tentative Schedule Week Day
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Topic
Introduction, Math Review, Units, Methodology,
Introduction to force vectors (1.1-2.1) Vector operations, Cartesian Vectors, Addition of Cartesian vectors (2.1-2.6) Position vectors, Dot product, Condition for particle equilibrium (2.7-3.1) Free body diagrams, Coplanar force systems, 3D force systems (3.2-3.4) Moment of a force, Cross product, Vector formulation, Principle of moments (4.1-4.4) Moment of a couple, Simplification of force-couple systems (4.5-4.9) Rigid body equilibrium, Free body diagrams, Equations of equilibrium (5.1-5.3) Force members, Free body diagrams, Equilibrium, Constraints (5.4-5.7)

Assignments/ Problems
Study Ch 1
2.1-2.6 2.7-3.1 3.2-3.4 4.1-4.4 4.5-4.9 5.1-5.3 5.4-5.7

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Memorial Day – No class Review 1
Exam 1 Simple trusses, Method of joints, Sections (6.1-6.4) Space trusses, frames and machines (6.5-6.6) Internal forces, Shear and moment equations (7.1-7.2) Distributed loads, shear and moment relations, cables (7.3-7.4) Dry friction, Wedges, Frictional forces on screws (8.18.4) Review 2

Revise Ch.1-5
6.1-6.4 6.5-6.6 7.1-7.2 7.3-7.4 8.1-8.4

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Revise Ch1-8
9.1-9.3 9.4-9.5 10.1-10.3 10.4-10.6

Exam 2
Center of gravity, Mass centroid, Composite bodies, Pappus and Guldinus (9.1-9.3) Distributed loading, fluid pressure (9.4-9.5) Moments of inertia, Parallel axis theorem, Radius of gyration (10.1-10.3) Composite areas, product of inertia, inclined axes (10.4-10.6) Review 3

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Final Exam