Professor Luc Chouinard Reviews
Prof: Luc Chouinard / Fall 2021
Dec 20, 2021
A course on structural mechanics, focusing on cases of static equilibrium.
Vectors: 2-D, 3-D, forces, moments + couples + wrenches, Varignon's Theorem, components, vector algebra (summation, dot product, cross product, RHR), resultants. Static Equilibrium: types of constraints, static determinacy. Structures: trusses, members, internal forces, methods of analysis, machines. Centroids: Theorem of Pappus, methods of analysis, distributed forces. Beams: axial + shear + bending moment diagrams. Cables: Flexible + parabolic + catenary. Hydrostatics: fluid pressure on a surface, buoyancy. Methods of analysis. Friction: linear + cable friction. Moments of Inertia: Methods of analysis, Parallel Axis Theorem, products of inertia, rotation of axes, Mohr's Circle.
Mostly just read off of his slides which are copied from the textbook. Curves the final grade though.
Do practice questions and attend tutorials.