About this Course
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This course applies principles learned in my course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” to analyze real world engineering structures. You will need to have mastered the engineering fundamentals from that class in order to be successful in this course offering. This course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real world engineering systems and problem solving. --------------------------- Recommended Background: You will need to have successfully completed my earlier course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” in order to be successful in this course. --------------------------- The copyright of all content and materials in this course are owned by either the Georgia Tech Research Corporation or Dr. Wayne Whiteman. By participating in the course or using the content or materials, whether in whole or in part, you agree that you may download and use any content and/or material in this course for your own personal, non-commercial use only in a manner consistent with a student of any academic course. Any other use of the content and materials, including use by other academic universities or entities, is prohibited without express written permission of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Interested parties may contact Dr. Wayne Whiteman directly for information regarding the procedure to obtain a non-exclusive license....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Applications of the Equations of Static Equilibrium to Interacting Bodies or Parts of a Structure; Systems Containing Multi-force Members; Frames and Machines

In this section, students will learn the applications of the equations of static equilibrium to interacting bodies or parts of a structure. Students will learn about systems containing multi-force members, frames, and machines....
Reading
5 videos (Total 41 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Module 2: Equilibrium Equations – Review from the course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics”5m
Module 3: 2-Force Members and Multi-force Members; Introduction to Frames and Machines10m
Module 4: Frame Structures10m
Module 5: Machine Structures10m
Reading13 readings
Syllabus10m
Consent Form10m
Pdf Version of Course Introduction and Topics10m
Get More from Georgia Tech10m
Pdf Version of Module 2: Equilibrium Equations – Review from the course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 3: 2-Force Members and Multi-force Members; Introduction to Frames and Machines Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: 2-Force Members and Multi-force Members; Introduction to Frames and Machines10m
Pdf Version of Module 4: Frame Structures Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: Frame Structures10m
Pdf Version of Module 5: Machine Structures Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: Machine Structures10m
Practice Problems10m
Solution of Quiz 110m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Applications of the Equations of Static Equilibrium to Interacting Bodies or Parts of a Structure; Systems Containing Multi-force Members; Frames and Machines6m

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Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Plane Trusses

In the section students will learn about Truss structures, specifically method of joints, method of sections, and zero force members....
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Module 7: Truss Structures - Method of Joints11m
Module 8: Truss Structures - Method of Sections8m
Module 9: Truss Structures - Method of Sections (cont.)9m
Module 10: Truss Structures - Zero Force Members9m
Reading11 readings
Pdf Version of Module 6: Introduction - Truss Structures Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 7: Truss Structures - Method of Joints Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: Truss Structures - Method of Joints10m
Pdf Version of Module 8: Truss Structures - Method of Sections Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 9: Truss Structures - Method of Sections (cont.) Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: Truss Structures - Method of Sections10m
Pdf Version of Module 10: Truss Structures - Zero Force Members Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: Truss Structures - Zero Force Members10m
Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs10m
Practice Problems10m
Solution of Quiz 210m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Plane Trusses6m

3

Section
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3 hours to complete

Space Trusses; Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

In this section students will learn about space trusses and will be introduced to shear force and bending moment diagrams....
Reading
7 videos (Total 58 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Module 12: Space Trusses (cont.)10m
Module 13: Space Trusses (cont.)8m
Module 14: Introduction – Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams8m
Module 15: Shear Force Diagrams8m
Module 16: Bending Moment Diagrams6m
Module 17: Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams – Examples5m
Reading11 readings
Pdf Version of Module 11: Space Trusses Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 12: Space Trusses (cont.) Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 13: Space Trusses (cont.) Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: Space Trusses10m
Pdf Version of Module 14: Introduction – Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 15: Shear Force Diagrams Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 16: Bending Moment Diagrams Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 17: Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams – Examples Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams - Examples10m
Practice Problems10m
Solution of Quiz 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Space Trusses; Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams6m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Cable Support Systems

In this section, students will learn about cable support systems, specifically concentrated loads and suspension loads....
Reading
5 videos (Total 37 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Module 19: Cable Support Systems - Concentrated Loads7m
Module 20: Cable Support Systems - Concentrated Loads (cont.)6m
Module 21: Cable Support Systems - Concentrated Loads (cont.)6m
Module 22: Cable Support Systems – Suspension Loads8m
Reading8 readings
Pdf Version of Module 18: Introduction – Cable Support Systems Lecture10m
Pdf Vresion of Module 19: Cable Support Systems - Concentrated Loads Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 20: Cable Support Systems - Concentrated Loads (cont.) Lecture10m
Pdf Version of Module 21: Cable Support Systems - Concentrated Loads (cont.) Lecture10m
Worksheet Solutions: Cable Support Systems - Suspension Loads10m
Pdf Version of Module 22: Cable Support Systems – Suspension Loads Lecture10m
Practice Problems10m
Solution of Quiz 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Cable Support Systems6m
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Top Reviews

By DKAug 22nd 2015

hello sir! you are quite phenomenal in your teaching and we are learning a lot through this course. thank you for the support from you and coursera indeed to expand the horizons of education.

By RSFeb 15th 2016

Course was excellent. The discussion form was very effective. whenever i post a query on discussion form it was always solved by some coursera expert(whom so ever he/she was assigned).

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Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

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