When you design anything, how do you know that the design will work?
Engineering mechanics is the science-based analysis that engineers use to predict how their designs will perform. It is vital to ensure engineers can meet their responsibilities for performance and safety.
In this course and its companion course Through Engineers’ Eyes: Expanding the Vision, you will learn analytical skills, use them to understand experiments and apply them in design. Through experiments, analysis videos, paper and pencil tutorials and adaptive tutorials, you will experience living in the engineer’s world.
This course is for anyone interested in engineering mechanics. Learners will need to have basic mathematical skills and access to a scientific calculator.
- Describe how to manipulate forces as vectors
- Apply techniques and skills in using free-body diagrams and equilibrium to analyse and predict forces;
- Explore how engineering mechanics is used in design
- Describe and calculate the twisting effect of a force