Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Basic Engineering Mechanics

EEN 24000 / 4 Cr.

This course is an introductory mechanics course in energy engineering, covers force systems and couples, equilibrium, centroids, friction, Kinematics, kinetics of particles & rigid body, Newton's second law, energy, and momentum methods; equations of motions, and application to machine elements

Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics/Dynamics, Beer, Johnston, Mazurek, Cornwell, and Self, McGraw Hill, 11th Edition  

  • Vectors and forces, equilibrium of a particle in two and three dimensions. 
  • Equivalent systems of forces, concept of moment of a force. 
  • Equilibrium of rigid bodies, free body diagram, and determination of reactions.  
  • Distributed forces, concept of centroids and centers of gravity. 
  • Distributed forces, moment of inertia of areas. 
  • Kinematics of a particle: rectilinear and curvilinear motion, use of various coordinate systems. 
  • Kinetics of a single particle: equations of motion, linear impulse and momentum, angular impulse and momentum.
  • Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies: translation and rotation, relative and absolute references 
  • Mechanics and Newton’s Laws, System of units, Vectors and unit vectors
  • Equilibrium of a particle, Free body diagram, Forces and equilibrium in space
  • Vector Product, Moment of a Force about a Point, Scalar Product, Moment of a Force about an Axis
  • Couples / Equivalent Systems of Forces
  • Equilibrium in two dimensions
  • Reduction to a force-couple system
  • Equilibrium in Two Dimensions, Equilibrium in Three Dimensions
  • Truss
  • Centroids and First Moments
  • Centroids by Integration, Beams, and Volumes
  • Laws of Friction
  • Rectilinear motion, Uniformly accelerated motion
  • Curvilinear Motion
  • Equations of Motion, Angular Momentum
  • Work and Energy, Power, Conservation of Energy
  • Impulse and Momentum
  • Impact
  • Systems of Particles
  • Rigid Body: Translation, Rotation, Plane Motion
  • Absolute and relative acceleration
  • Plane Motion of Rigid Bodies
  • Constrained Plane Motion