MET 132 Statics


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
MAT 180, (PHY 205 or concurrent) or (PHY 281 or concurrent), SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

None

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
1.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course analyzes the effects of forces acting on a body at rest, including the study of centroids, area moment of inertia, trusses, and frames.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Analyze concurrent coplanar force systems. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6; PGC MET 1, 6; DEM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12)
  2. Calculate rotational effects (moments) due to forces applied at different points on an object. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; PGC MET 1, 6; DEM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12)
  3. Analyze non-concurrent coplanar force systems. (CCC 1, 2, 7; PGC MET 1, 6; DEM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12)
  4. Apply the principles of equilibrium using force analysis of structures and machines. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC MET 1, 3, 6; DEM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12)
  5. Calculate center of gravity, centroids, and moments of inertia of a given shape. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC MET 1, 6; DEM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12)
  6. Analyze frictional forces that are developed between two surfaces. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC MET 1, 6; DEM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Analyze concurrent coplanar force systems.
    1. Differentiate between static and dynamic equilibrium.
    2. Recognize the concepts of algebra and trigonometry, and apply the basic laws of physics to static structures.
    3. Construct complete free body diagrams of structures.
    4. Illustrate and calculate force vector magnitudes and directions.
    5. Recognize the difference between center of gravity versus distributed loads, internal versus external loads, and tension versus compression.
    6. Perform vector addition by graphical representation and summation of components.
  2. Calculate rotational effects (moments) due to forces applied at different points on an object.
    1. Calculate moment loads.
    2. Calculate moments by means of moment arms, coupled loads, and force/couple combinations.
    3. Express results in proper engineering units.
  3. Analyze non-concurrent coplanar force systems.
    1. Differentiate between static and dynamic equilibrium.
    2. Recognize the concepts of algebra and trigonometry, and apply the basic laws of physics to static structures.
    3. Construct complete free body diagrams of structures.
    4. Illustrate and calculate force vector magnitudes and directions.
    5. Recognize the difference between center of gravity versus distributed loads, internal versus external loads, and tension versus compression.
    6. Perform vector addition by graphical representation and summation of components.
  4. Apply the principles of equilibrium using force analysis of structures and machines.
    1. Construct complete free body diagrams of structures in static equilibrium.
    2. Determine support reactions of simple and complex beams.
    3. Identify zero-force, two-force, and three-force members.
    4. Compute truss forces by both the methods of joints and methods of sections.
    5. Compute forces at pin connections in frames and machines.
  5. Calculate center of gravity, centroids, and moments of inertia of a given shape.
    1. Identify and calculate the centroids of simple and complex areas about various lines of reference.
    2. Identify and calculate the center of gravity for simple and complex shapes.
    3. Solve for the moments of inertia for simple and complex areas.
    4. Calculate the radius of gyration of an irregular area.
  6. Analyze frictional forces that are developed between two surfaces.
    1. Define the coefficients of static friction and kinetic friction.
    2. Explain the relationship between angle of repose and the coefficient of static friction.
    3. Solve problems of static equilibrium for which frictional effects must be considered.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

METAASMET

  1. Use effective problem-solving skills and make appropriate decisions relative to the technical field.
  2. Design basic mechanical systems with the use of computer-aided drafting equipment.
  3. Demonstrate basic computer literacy and knowledge of computer software applications in both the business and technical fields.
  4. Use hand and power tools for standard manufacturing operations.
  5. Conduct basic machining and welding operations; and perform basic programming of computer/numerically-controlled machines.
  6. Calculate forces, properly size structures and mechanical components, and perform standard materials testing procedures.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of basic AC and DC electrical control circuits.
  8. Select appropriate materials for basic mechanical applications.
  9. Review and/or design basic hydraulic/pneumatic power systems.
  10. Select basic machine components for mechanical systems.
  11. Exhibit professional traits, including the ability to work with minimal supervision, willingness to learn new skills and contributing to team project efforts.

DETAASDEM

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  6. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. Integrate a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge and technical competency in engineering materials, applied mechanics, and manufacturing methods.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge and in-depth technical competency in applied drafting practice emphasizing mechanical components and systems, as well as fundamentals of descriptive geometry, orthographic projection, sectioning, tolerancing and dimensioning, and computer aided drafting and design.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge and technical competency in the in-depth application of physics having emphasis in mechanical components and design.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

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