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Mechanics 122


 
Module code SWK 122
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

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.

Module credits 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 Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Civil Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 2

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