MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COURSE OUTLINE – Fall 2014-2015 CE 221 – ENGINEERING MECHANICS I: STATICS (3 - 0) 3 Instructors: 01 - Mehmet UTKU 02 - Engin KARAESMEN 03 - Ahmet YAKUT 04 - Mümtaz TURFAN 05 – Kağan TUNCAY Room: K2 - 205 Room: K2 - 302 Room: K2 - 209 Room: K1 - 252 Room: K2 - 304 Teaching Assistants: M. Ali ÖZEN Özer ZEYBEK Room : K2 - 218 Room : K2 - 220 Surnames AA - BU Surnames BÜ - ES Surnames EŞ - KU Surnames KÜ - SU Surnames SÜ - ZZ Course Content: 1. Introduction 2. Force Vectors 3. Force Systems and Resultants 4. Equilibrium of a Particle 5. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies and Frames 6. Analysis of Trusses 7. Analysis of Beams 8. Centroid and Moments of Inertia Text Book / References: Any one of the following two reference books may satisfactorily serve as a text book: - Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics: Statics, SI Editions, Prentice Hall. - Beer, F.P., Johnston, E.R. (Jr.) and E.R. Eisenberg, Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics, SI Editions, McGraw-Hill. The solved examples in the above reference books that are of relevance to the topics covered in the course should be considered as solved in the classroom. Course Evaluation: In order to be admitted to a final examination, a student must have attended at least two thirds of lectures. Furthermore, students must have obtained an average of at least 30 % of the total of midterm examinations given. Students not fulfilling all of the above conditions will not be permitted to enter the final examination and will be graded NA at the end of the semester. Two midterm exams will be given in addition to the final examination. Each exam will cover the material studied from the beginning of the course to that date. Grading: 2 Midterms (25%, 35%): 60 % Final Examination : 40 % • • • Attendance and problem solving experience are essential for success in this fundamental course. Students are strongly recommended to avoid make – up examinations. Students are expected to solve the assigned problems related to the topics covered. The assigned problems can be found on the course’s web page www2.ce.metu.edu.tr/~ce221. These assignments will not be collected and corrected. However, these problems or similar ones may be asked in the exams.