Mechanics (ENS 204)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Engineering Sciences(ENS)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Bekir Bediz bbediz@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
NS101 MATH102
Formal lecture,Recitation
Interactive,Communicative
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CONTENT

Fundamental concepts and principles of mechanics leading to the understanding of structures at different length scales, ranging from buildings, bridges, dams to molecules and small particles. Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; centroids and centers of gravity; analysis of forces in buildings, machines, nanostructures and molecules; friction; mechanics of deformable bodies; stress,strain; behavior and strength of materials under tension, compression, bending and torsion. Case studies on the design of engineering and naturel structures. Also part of the "core course" pools for the MAT, ME,TE degree programs.

OBJECTIVE

? Students will be able to draw a two- and three-dimensional free-body diagram for a
given mechanical system.
? Students will be able to determine forces at identified points in the system for a two and three-dimensional mechanical system at equilibrium.
? Students will be able to determine the motion of a particle, systems of particle or a
rigid body when the forces and masses in a mechanical system are known.
? Students will assess various methods and problem solving principles relative to forcemass
acceleration relations, work and energy, and impulse and momentum in
mechanical systems.
? Students will be able to generate solutions by identifying appropriate methods and
applying relevant problem solving principles for engineering problems.

LEARNING OUTCOME

At the end of the course student must demonstrate the ability to
Use vector algebra in calculation of forces and moments. (Program outcome 1)
Apply equilibrium equations in the solution of 2- and 3-dimensional concurrent or non-concurrent force systems. (Program outcome 1)
Solve for unknown forces and moments using both the scalar and vector methods. (Program outcome 1)
Develop appropriate free-body diagrams and to use them in solution of statics problems. (Program outcome 2)
Formulate and solve the equilibrium equations for rigid bodies made up of multiple members. (Program outcome 1)
Calculate the geometric and mass properties of interest in solid mechanics. (Program outcome 1)
Develop appropriate free-body diagrams and to use them in solution of dynamic problems for particles. (Program outcome 2)
Describe the kinematics and dynamics of particles. (Program outcome 1)
Apply the learning objects to real engineering problems (Program outcome 2).

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 50
Participation 20

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Textbook: Beer, Johnston, Cornwell, Sanghi; Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics, 10th Edition, McGraw Hill.
References:
Anthony Bedford and Wallace Fowler, Engineering Mechanics, Statics and Dynamics, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002 (or later editions)
Boresi, A.P., and Schmidt, R.J., Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Boston, 2001.
Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, Eigth Edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New Jersey, 1998.
McGill, D.J., and King, W.W., Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, Third Edition, PWS Publishing Company, Boston, 1995.
Merriam, J.L., and Kraige, L.G., Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1997.
Pytel, A., and Kiusalaas, J., Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, Second Edition, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Boston, 1999.
Riley, W.F., and Sturges, L.D., Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1996.