Engineering Mechanics

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14TM Z,ZK 4 2+2
Jan Ondráček (guarantor)
Jan Ondráček (guarantor)
Department of Materials

The course represents a link-up between the theoretical mechanics of rigid bodies and engineering disciplines dealing with the stress and strain analysis of real structure parts.


Physics - Mechanics.

Mathematical analysis.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Statics.

1.1 Elementary principles.1.2 Force equilibrium for bodies with various supports.1.3 Forces and moments transmitted by slender members.1.4 Truss girders.

2. Elastomechanics.

2.1 Stress. 2.2 Strain. 2.3 Mechanical properties. 2.4 Boundary conditions, supports and fixing of bars and beams 2.5 Axially loaded bars 2.6 Cylindrical Pressure Vessels 2.7 Stresses and deflections under flexural loading. 2.8 Statically determinate and indeterminate beams 2.9 Beam shearing stresses 2.10 Torsion of circular shaft 2.11 Elementary information about plane problems, plates, shells, notches and cracks, plastic deformations, strength of materials, creep and fatigue

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Calculation of reactions.

2. Calculation of forces and moments transmitted by slender members.

3. Calculation of axial forces in truss girders.

4. Bar with fixed ends under axial loading. 5. Thin-walled presure vessel and pipe.

6. Simple beam - uniform and distributed load.

7. Fixed beem - uniform and distributed load.

8. Beam supported at one end and fixed at other, distributed load.

Study Objective:

Knowledge: To obtain the basic knowledge about statics, elasticity and strength of materials with respect to standard engineering application.

Skills: To be able to calculate the reactions in supports of various kinds, forces and moments transmitted by slender members and axial forces in truss girders. To be able to assess deflections and stresses in these structural parts with simple loads and supports. Understanding of basic strength and lifetime problems.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Kunz,J.: Technical Mechanics. Statics with Examples.Praha, Vydavatelství ČVUT 2014 (in Czech).

Oliva, V.: Technická mechanika - Elastomechanika.[Written materials for lectures P-KMAT-804/10]. Praha, ČVUT-FJFI-KMAT, 2010, 65 s.

Recommended references:

[1] Crandall,S.H. - Dahl,N.C. - Lardner,T.J.: An introduction to the mechanics of solids. Tokyo, McGraw-Hill Kogakusha 1972.

[2] Oliva, V.: Aplikovaná mechanika kontinua I - Elastomechanika. [University textbook FJFI]. ČVUT v Praze 1982.

[3]Sochor, M.: Strength of Materials. [University textbook FS]. Vydavatelství CVUT 2000.

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