Mechanics 122

Modulekode SWK 122
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

Equivalent force systems, resultants. Newton's laws, units. Forces acting on particles. Rigid bodies: principle of transmissibility, resultant of parallel forces. Vector moments and scalar moments. Relationship between scalar- and vector moments. Couples. Equivalent force systems on rigid bodies. Resultants of forces on rigid bodies. Equilibrium in two and three dimensions. Hooke's law. Trusses and frameworks. Centroids and second moments of area. Beams: distributed forces, shear force, bending moment, method of sections, relationship between load, shear force and bending moment.

Modulekrediete 16.00
Service modules Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Prerequisites WTW 158
Contact time 2 tutorials per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Civil Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 2

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