CESA-SSTKAcad. year: 2020/2021
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Graduate of the subject is able to describe and classify force systems, determine their characteristic quantities and possibilities of equivalent substitution of force effect. Student will gain knowledge about computational models of contact of bodies without taking into account passive resistances, analysis of kinematic and static quality of storage of bodies and their systems, release of bodies and solution of their static equilibrium. Student will learn the basic graphical methods of solution and determine the resulting internal effects in bars.
The student should enter the course at the secondary level:
- have got knowledge of basic concepts and laws of mechanics
- to be able to explain the basic concepts and laws of mechanics and also to express their own areas of use.
- to be able to apply the basic laws of mechanics to the simple movement of the particle.
Upon entering this subject the student should be able to discuss the basic concepts of secondary school algebra and geometry, calculate linear equations and apply basic goniometric functions
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Florian, Z., Pellant, K., Suchánek, M.: Technická mechanika I - statika, 2004
Florian, Z., Suchánek, M.: Mechanika těles - úlohy ze statiky, 1997
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The course-unit credit is granted under the condition of active participation in seminars and passing the seminar tests of basic knowledge (at least 10 ECTS points out of 20 must be gained). The points gained in seminar tests are included in the final course evaluation.
Final examination: Written part of the examination plays a decisive role, where the maximum of 80 ECTS points can be reached. Solution of several computational problems is demanded. The problems come from typical profile areas of given subject and supplied by a theoretical question, proof, etc. The lecturer will specify exact demands like the number and types problems during the semester preceding the examination.
Final evaluation of the course is obtained as the sum of ECTS points gained in seminars and at the examination. To pass the course, at least 50 points must be reached.
Language of instruction
1. Definition of mechanics, basic concepts, force, moment of force about a point, moment of force about an axis.
2. Force systems, their classification and characteristic values.
3. Centre of gravity and methods of its evaluation.
4. Equivalent force systems. Static equilibrium of rigid body.
5. Basic tasks of Statics.
6. Geometry and characteristics of body supports and connections, their computational models.
7. Algorithm of static equilibrium solution of constrained body.
8. Basic graphical constructions.
9. Body systems and their static numerical and graphical solutions.
10. Trusses structures, the general and gradual method of joints.
11. Passive resistances - their analysis and computational models, basic models of body connections.
12. Passive resistances - static equilibrium of bodies and systems in motion.
13. The resulting internal effects in straight rods - an integral and differential approach.
The aim of the subject is to formulate and introduce basic concepts, formulation of computational models, theories and algorithms needed to solve static problems. Acquired basic knowledge is necessary for the follow-up course Technical Mechanics.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at seminars is required. Head of seminars carry out continuous monitoring of student's presence, their activities and basic knowledge. One absence can be compensated for by attending a seminar with another group in the same week, or by elaboration of substitute tasks.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme BPC-STC Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory