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Introduction to structure mechanics

ME-104

Enseignant(s) :

Nunes Pereira de Almeida Reis Pedro Miguel

Langue:

English

Summary

The student will acquire the basis for the analysis of static structures and deformation of simple structural elements. The focus is given to problem-solving skills in the context of engineering design.

Content

The course presents the fundamental basis for the analysis of static structures. The course material is presented with an emphasis on abstraction, formulation, and solution of simplified mathematical models, which make it possible to design and analyze real structures and mechanisms rationally. Concrete engineering examples and demonstrations are provided throughout the course. Through a combination of lectures, example problems, practical demonstrations and hands-on activities, the student will be introduced to structural analysis and learn how to calculate internal loads in simple structural systems. The course also serves as an introduction to the more advanced engineering mechanics curriculum that EPFL students will be exposed to later in their degree, including structural mechanics, continuum mechanics, and solid mechanics.

The course may cover, but not exclusively, the following topics:

Keywords

Statics, Equilibrium, Mechanism, Structure

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Recommended courses

PHYS-101 ' General Physics: Mechanics (Physique générale: mécanique).

Important concepts to start the course

Familiarity with vector calculus.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, example problems, homework, practical demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Assessment methods

The course concludes with a written exam.

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Recommended Books:

J.L. Meriam and L. G. Kraige (2004) ``Statique : mécanique de l'ingénieur.' Wiley (French version)

J.L. Mariam, L.G. Kraige, and J.N. Bolton (2018) 'Engineering Mechanics: Statics.' Wiley (English version)

 

Notes/Handbook

Printed notes/handouts of the lectures will be provided with material that enhances and complements recommended books.

Websites

Prerequisite for

Mécanique des structures, Systèmes mécaniques.

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

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légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand