151-0223-10L  Engineering Mechanics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersS. P. Kaufmann, J. Dual
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractIntroduction to engineering mechanics: kinematics, statics and dynamics of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies.
ObjectiveStudents can solve problems of elementary engineering mechanics.
ContentBasic notions: position and velocitiy of particles, rigid bodies, planar motion, kinematics of rigid body, force, couple, power.
Statics: static equivalence, force-couple system, center of forces, centroid, principle of virtual power, equilibrium, constraints, statics, friction.
Dynamics: acceleration, inertial forces, d'Alembert's Principle, Newton's Second Law, principles of linear and angular momentum, equations of planar motion of rigid bodies.
Lecture notesyes
LiteratureM. B. Sayir, J. Dual, S. Kaufmann, E. Mazza: Ingenieurmechanik 1, Grundlagen und Statik. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2015.
M. B. Sayir, S. Kaufmann: Ingenieurmechanik 3, Dynamik. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2014.
Prerequisites / NoticeThree optional midterm exams are offered. If improving, the mean of the two better midterm exams counts with weight 30% to the final grade.