Course Code: 5620221
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MEHMET UTKU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2360151
Set 2: 2360157
Set 3: 2360119
One of the sets above should be completed before taking CE221 ENGINEERING MECHANICS I.

Course Objective

Civil engineering (like many others) is based on mechanics. Various branches of mechanics are treated in three or four basic courses in the civil engineering curriculum. The major objectives of this course are: 1) To establish the concept of equilibrium , 2) To introduce the concept of structural analysis with reference to statically determinate trusses and beams, 3) To introduce properties of surfaces used in mechanics.

Course Content

Introduction to rigid body mechanics. Equivalent force systems: Concepts of moment, couple, resultant. Equilibrium: Free-body diagram; equations of equilibrium. Structural analysis: Trusses; beams. Shear force and bending moment diagrams by method of sections and by method of integration. Properties of surfaces: Area moment and centroid; moments and product of inertia; principal directions.

Learning Outcomes

An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice, and an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering