
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
ME 205 Statics Fall 20152016

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 COURSE OBJECTIVES
and LEARNING OUTCOMES Course Objective
1:
At the end of this course, the students will be able calculate the moment of
a force and couple vector in 3Dspace using vector algebra. 1. An understanding
of how to represent force, moment of a force and couple as vectors. 2. Ability to use
vector algebra in the analysis of forces, moments and couples. Course Objective
2:
At the end of this course, the students will be able to determine the
resultants of force systems acting on rigid bodies. \B7 Ability to move a
force acting on a rigid body to a parallel position in space. \B7
Ability to identify the type of a special force
system (e.g. coplanar, distributed, parallel, general 3D). \B7
Ability to calculate the simplest resultant of a
general force system. Course Objective
3:
At the end of this course, the students will be able to identify the types of
contact between rigid bodies and will be able to draw the free body diagrams
for a rigid body or for a group of rigid bodies. \B7 Ability to
adequately represent the effect of a contact on a rigid body. \B7
Ability to isolate a rigid body from all of its
contacts and draw the free body diagram. \B7
Ability to handle group of rigid bodies by using
Newton\92s third law. Course Objective
4:
At the end of this course, the students will be able to establish the
equations of equilibrium for a rigid body or a group of rigid bodies. 1. Ability to
calculate unknown forces or other related unknowns through the use of
equilibrium equations for a rigid body. 2. Ability to
identify special equilibrium situations (twoforce and threeforce members). 3. An understanding
of the static indeterminacy. Course Objective
5:
At the end of this course, the students will be able calculate the internal
forces in engineering structures composed of simple trusses or beams. 1. Ability to
calculate the internal forces for simple 2D or 3D trusses using the method of
joints or method of sections. 2. Ability to plot
the shear force, bending moment and axial force distribution in beams using
the method of sections. 3. Ability to plot
the shear force, bending moment and axial force distribution in beams using
the differential equations of equilibrium. Course Objective
6:
The students will be able analyze the static problems involving Coulomb
friction, complex surface contact friction and belt friction. 1. Ability to carry
out static force analysis of rigid bodies and simple machines like wedges in
dry frictional contact. 2. Ability to
perform force analysis for disk friction problems. 3. Ability to
perform force analysis for flexible belts and simple machines like conveyors,
handbelts and simple motorpulley systems used in power transmission. Course Objective
7:
The students will be able determine the geometric properties of surfaces and
volumes. 1. Ability to locate
the centroid, center of mass and center of gravity of a rigid body. 2. Ability to
calculate second moments and products of area for various beam cross sections
or any other generic shape. 3. Ability to handle
composite volumes and surfaces. 