Automotive Engineering

Engineering Mechanics 1 (Statics)

Integrated course, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

The subject and subdivision of Mechanics; An outline of the Vector Algebra; Axiomatic foundation of Newtonian Mechanics; Basic concepts and principles of statics of rigid bodies; Concurrent and general systems of forces; Equilibrium conditions; Friction; Distributed forces; Centre of mass and centre of gravity; Load bearing structures; Static determinateness; Stress resultants

Learning outcomes

Comprehension of basic concepts and principles of statics of rigid bodies and mastering the methods of solution of static problems;
Development of analytical thinking (also as a precondition for further study of engineering sciences)

Mode of delivery

Lecture, tutorials, individual work

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam (with a reward of the classwork)