Applied Mechanics

Civil Engineering

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL


Not aplicable

Developing skills for solving problems on statics of particles and rigid bodies at rest in line with the current civil engineering applications.

1.Introduction to vectorial mechanics. 2.Applied Statics: loading systems; support conditions; structural systems. 3.Concept and properties of hinges, pistons and slides. 4.Equilibrium of isostatic structures: support reactions, free-body diagrams and internal forces. 5.Plane trusses: stability methods to determine axial forces. 6.Cables.

Evaluation Methodology
A written test (80%),where the student must get at least 9.5/20 values; proposed works(20%).

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(2006). Mecânica Vetorial para Engenheiros: Estática. Rio de Janeiro: McGraw Hill

Method of interaction
Provision of the undamental concepts of statics and practical methodologies for current applications of civil engineering. Analysis and discussion of case studies to promote critical participation and the consolidation of learned skills.

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