ENGG 125 - Engineering Mechanics and Thermodynamics

This course expands on concepts of statics, dynamics, and thermodynamics in the context of engineering practice. Statics is the branch of mechanics dealing with particles and rigid bodies that have zero acceleration and includes the analysis of loads (force, moment, and equilibrium conditions) and the physical properties of rigid bodies (e.g. frictional forces, centre of gravity, and moment of inertia). Dynamics is the branch of mechanics dealing with particles and rigid bodies that do not deform under the action of applied forces and have non-zero acceleration. Thermodynamics is the branch of physics concerned with the relationship between heat and other forms of energy and their transfer. 

 

Credits: 3

 

Hours: 75 (Lecture: 45, Tutorials/Seminar: 30)

 

Prerequisite:
MATH 101 and PHYS 103

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:
None

 

Co-requisites:
None

 

Course Content:
Thermodynamics
• Zeroth Law and Heat Capacity
• Kinetic Theory, First Law of Thermodynamics
• Heat Engines
Mechanics
• General principles
• Force vectors
• Equilibrium of a particle
• Moments and couples
• Rigid body equilibrium
• Structural analysis
• Internal Forces
• Friction
• Kinematics
• Kinetics

 

Learning Outcomes:
• Apply thermodynamics theory in an engineering context
• Conduct basic vector operations for solving engineering mechanics problems such as dot product and cross
   product using force and position vectors, etc.
• Draw free body diagrams for 2D and 3D particles and rigid bodies
• Write and solve force equilibrium equations for particles in 2D and 3D
• Calculate the moment of forces in 2D and 3D for solving engineering mechanics problems
• Write and solve the force and moment equilibrium equations for rigid bodies in 2D and 3D
• Analyze simple structures such as trusses, frames, and machines for calculating the internal forces and internal
   moments
• Employ the concept of static equilibrium for evaluation of friction problems
• Calculate centroids, centre of mass, and moments of inertia

 

 

Grading System:  Letter Grades

 

Passing Grade:  D or 50% (Students Must Pass Final Exam)

 

Textbooks:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.