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Cursus: 202000104
Statics & Modelling and Programming 1
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)3
VoertaalEngels G.T. Havinga
Contactpersoon van de cursus G.T. Havinga
Docent G.T. Havinga
Docent E. van der Heide
OpmerkingPart of module 1 B-ME
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Aantal onvoldoende toetsen0
As a result of the course a student is able to:
  • Make a Free Body Diagram of a two dimensional structure
  • Calculate the forces and moments on a structure
  • Formulate the equations of equilibrium on a static structure in a two dimensional space, based on a Free Body Diagram
  • Recognise different states of equilibrium and determine whether a construction is statically determined, under determined or overdetermined
  • Calculate the centre of gravity of a two dimensional body
  • Determine the forces in the presence of friction
  • Determine the internal forces in a basic, slender beam, on which distributed forces, point forces and/or moments are acting
Modelling and Programming 1
As a result of the course a student is able to:
  • make use of vectors, matrices, built in  functions, and plotting data as part of the Matlab package
  • use a step-by-step working-out (in sequential order) of a problem in a script m-file
  • derive and calculate a system of linear equations using Statics
This is a part of module 1, ME 1 Design and Manufacturing of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering.. See here for the compete description of the module.
Forces are an essential element of designing a product. The product is loaded by or transfers forces. A product will fail or deform too much if the forces acting on the product are too large. A Free Body Diagram is an essential tool to understand which forces act on the product. This concept is explained in the lectures. The magnitude of the forces, moments and couples are determined using the Free Body Diagram and Newton's Laws.
The second topic in the course is the location of the centre of gravity. This virtual point in the product determines whether the product stand stable on its foundation or support.
The third topic in the course is friction. Friction relates the forces in the contact surface to the normal forces acting on the structure. Friction forces are forces that need to be overcome but, alternatively they can be used to fix the position.
After investigation of all external forces, the basic internal forces are addressed. This implies the normal and shear forces and bending moment in slender beams. These forces will be transformed to stresses and deformations in the course Mechanics of Materials (module 2).
Modelling and Programming 1
This training line, which comes back throughout the four modules in the first year, is the link between mechanical engineering and mathematics and programming. In particular, there is a link with the project, which makes the application and benefits of using mathematical models straightforward as well as programming.
In this module the Matlab package is introduced. Using Statics a system of linear equations is derived as a mathematical model of a construction (part of the project). A critical consideration of the calculated result is definitely necessary

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Module 1
Verplicht materiaal
Statics reader, will be supplied by the programme, via Canvas
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