Professor Luc Chouinard Reviews


Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Professor Rating

2Bad Prof

Prof: Luc Chouinard / Fall 2021

Dec 20, 2021

Comments on the course

A course on structural mechanics, focusing on cases of static equilibrium.

Course Content

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.

Comments on the professor

Mostly just read off of his slides which are copied from the textbook. Curves the final grade though.


Do practice questions and attend tutorials.

Course: CIVE 205Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Optional
Exam HeavyAssignment Heavy