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Engineering Statics

This is a standard course for Mechanical and Civil Engineers. The course studies forces and moments 2 and 3D.
Instructor:
Michael Reynolds
102 students enrolled
English [Auto]
You will be able to solve for forces in bridges, structures, machines - almost anything.

Statics is the study of forces, particularly forces on bodies at rest. This course will give you the tools to analyze forces on objects such as bridges, dams and buildings as well as mechanical structures like frames, shafts and assemblies. Statics is likely one of the first engineering courses you have taken. As such, I will place emphasis on engineering problem solving. Engineers consider Statics to be the most fundamental of all engineering courses; the concepts developed in this course will be useful throughout your engineering career.

I believe these videos will be very helpful for ANY student currently taking Statics or ANY student looking to learn more about engineering. Statics is a great place to start!

Update for July 2020 – I have added more practice problems and solutions!

Introduction to Course

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Introduction

Introduction to the course and how it works for you!


Note: There is a sample final exam attached to the last lecture. There is also a sample solution!

Working with Vectors

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Video 1: Vector Math part 1

Learn how to add vectors and the basics of vector algebra that you will need for this course. You can download the notes below. Click on the link "Homework 1" for practice problems. I recommend you try ones that have the answers given.

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Video 1: Vector Math part 2

This is the 2nd video from Video 1.

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Video 2: Working with 3D Vectors part 1

This video will show you how to mathematically represent vectors in 2D and 3D. We will also begin to use vectors to represent forces in 3D.

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Video 2: Working with 3D Vectors part 2

This is the 2nd part of Video 2.

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Video 3: Adding 3D vectors and using the dot product

In this video you will learn to add forces in 3D as vectors. You will also learn two important applications of the dot product in engineering statics. You can practice problems in the "Homework 2" link below.

The Free Body Diagram and 2D/3D Statics

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Video 4:The Free Body Diagram

Learn to draw a proper Free Body Diagram. This is one of the most important concepts in Statics.

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Video 5:2D Statics Problems part 1
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Video 5: 2D Statics Problems part 2

This is part 2 of Video 5.

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Video 6: Beginning 3D Statics Problems

In this video you will learn how to handle simple 3D static analysis problems using only force (no moments/torque). Please see the "Homework 4" link for practice problems.

Moments (Torques) and Equivalent Forces

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Video 7: Introduction to Moments

I this video you will learn what moments (torques) are and how they are calculated.

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Video 8: 3D Moments

This video will introduce you to 3D moments and how to calculate them. Homework 5 is provided for practice.

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Video 9: Equivalent Force/Moments part 1

In this video you will learn how to simplify force/moment systems. See Homework 6 for practice.

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Video 9: Equivalent Force/Moments part 2

This is a continuation of Video 9.

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Video 10: Distributed Loads

In this video you will learn how to handle distributed loads and represent them as point loads. The Homework 7 link contains practice problems.

Solving 2D and 3D Statics Problems

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Video 11: Using the Free Body Diagram in 2D Analysis

This video will introduce you to the basics of creating free body diagrams for 2D systems. You will learn about how to draw reaction forces with various constraints.

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Video 12: Solving 2D Statics Problems

Here you will see examples of solving 2D statics problems. Homework 8 is for practice.

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Video 13: Solving 3D Statics Problems

Here you will learn how to approach 3D statics problems.

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Video 14: More solving of 3D Statics Problems part 1

Here you will see examples of solving 3D statics problems. Look at Homework 9 for practice.

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Video 14: More solving of 3D Statics Problems part 2

This is the 2nd part of video 14.

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Video 15: Alternative Approach to 3D Statics Problems

Here I will discuss an alternative approach to solving 3D statics problems by breaking them up into 2D problems. Some will like this approach, others will prefer the approach of video 14. More practice problems in Homework 10 link.

Statics Applications

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Video 17: Trusses, Method of Joints

Learn how to solve problems related to trusses using the Method of Joints.

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Video 18: Trusses, Method of Sections

Learn how to solve problems related to trusses using the Method of Sections. Homework 11 is provided for practice.

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Video 19: Frames and Machines, part 1

In this three part lecture series you will learn how to solve problems dealing with frames and machines. Frames and machines are essentially problems that have multiple bodies (or pieces) that work together. Homework 12 provided for practice.

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Video 19: Frames and Machines, part 2

2nd part of video 19.

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Video 19: Frames and Machines, part 3

3rd part of video 19.

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Video 20: Friction, part 1

Learn how to solve for statics problems involving dry (static) friction. Learn "Slip or Tip" concepts

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Video 20: Friction, part 2

Learn how to solve for statics problems involving dry (static) friction. Learn "Slip or Tip" concepts. This is part 2.

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Video 21: Centriods

Calculation of the centroid, or center of mass, of an object can be important in Statics. This helps the engineer locate the location of the gravity force.

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Video 22: Moment of Inertia

Learn about Area Moment of Inertia and how to calculate it. This is an important property for future coursework that is often covered in Statics courses. Look at Homework 13 for review problems for both Moment of Inertia and Centroids.

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Video 23: Internal Forces

Learn how to calculate internal shear and bending moments. This is a good preview of stuff you will learn in Mechanics of Materials.

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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