ENGRMAE 30 Statics (2013-2014)

ENGRMAE 30 Statics

(Required for CE and EnE. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 30 Statics (Credit Units: 4) Addition and resolution of forces, distributed forces, equivalent system of forces centroids, first moments, moments and products on inertia, equilibrium of rigid bodies, trusses, beams, cables. Corequisite: Mathematics 2D. Prerequisite: Math 2D and Physics 7C. School of Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Same as ENGR 30 and ENGRCEE 30. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077275563.

Recommended Textbook:
Lizhi Sun
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC e.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Analyze and draw free body diagrams for single particles and rigid body systems. (EAC a)

2. Calculate centroids of areas and moments of inertia. (EAC a)

3. Establish equilibrium equations of particles/rigid bodies for solve for forces and support reactions. (EAC a)

4. Apply the theory and methods to analyze simple trusses. (EAC e)

5. Compute internal forces in cables/beams. (EAC e)

6. Formulate statics problems for simple structural beams. (EAC e)

Prerequisites by Topic

Newtonian mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics of motion. Differential and integral calculus of real-valued functions of several real variables, including applications.

Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction. Fundamental concepts, units, vector and scalar quantities.
  • Statics of a particle. Equilibrium of forces in a plan and in space.
  • Statics of rigid bodies. Moments and couples, equivalence of force systems.
  • Equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions.
  • Centroids of areas.
  • Pin-jointed trusses. Analysis by methods of joints and sections.
  • Loaded cables.
  • Internal forces in beams.
  • Moments of inertia, products of intertia.
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Basic computer skills

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes to Engineering Topics Courses of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors.

Design Content Description


Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Midterm Exams (2): 40%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 1, 2013
Senate Approved:
March 19, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr