Oct 17th 2016

Applications in Engineering Mechanics (Coursera)

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.


Week 1: Applications of the Equations of Static Equilibrium to Interacting Bodies or Parts of a Structure; Systems Containing Multi-force Members; Frames and Machines

Week 2: Plane Trusses

Week 3: Space Trusses; Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

Week 4: Cable Support Systems

Week 5: Coulomb Friction and Belt Friction