This course builds on the fundamental principles of statics and applies them to real-life problems, covering topics such as calculating reactions for beams, trusses, and frames, determining forces in truss members, understanding the principles of sheaves and pulleys, and more, making it suitable for anyone who has completed the first course in the series.
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part A – Statics Fundamentals
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part C – Axial Strength of Materials
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part D – Bending Strength of Materials
Written in the same learner-friendly style as its precedent course, “What Every Engineer should Know About Structures Part A — Statics Fundamentals” our continuing education course “What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part B — Statistics Applications” builds on the first course in this series by harnessing the fundamental statistics and physics principles previously covered (statics jargon, Newton’s Laws, etc) and allows you to increase your ability to use them in real-world scenarios and problems.
The course is neatly structured into five distinct sections, covering various topics. These sections encompass calculating reactions for beams, trusses, and frames; discerning forces within truss members; computing diverse forces within a single cable accommodating point and distributed loads; introducing the fundamentals of friction; and grasping the foundational principles of sheaves and pulleys.
Statics forms the cornerstone of engineering mechanics, playing a vital role in structural analysis and design. This course delves into a range of intriguing topics, including the intricacies of design load uncertainties, the meticulousness of utility linemen sighting along lines during hook-ups, and the significance of simplifying statics problems. Practical examples are illustrated through straightforward diagrams and calculations, ensuring an easy learning experience.
While this course isn’t focused on design, it offers versatile methods applicable to various everyday structures. These techniques can help unveil forces within metal building frames, suspension cables for traffic lights, multi-line hoisting systems, and even ascertain the minimum lean angle of an extension ladder influenced by friction.
If you have completed the first course in this continuing education course series, you will be able to confidently and efficiently complete this course as well.
Author: Professor Patrick L. Glon, PE
Course Number: 207
Course Hours: 4 PDH