Syllabus
Instructors:
Asst.Prof.Dr.Turgut AKYÜREK (Section 1 and Section 2)
email: turgutakyurek@cankaya.edu.tr
Office: LA18
Office Telephone: 2331303
Section 1:
Lecture Hours: Monday 09:20–11:10 @M101, Wednesday 12:20–13:10 @M102
Office Hours: Monday 13:2014:10. Appointments are accepted.
Web site: http://me203.cankaya.edu.tr
Course Description: The course covers the following topics; statics of particles: forces in plane, forces in space, equilibrium, moment of a force, moment of a couple, equivalent systems of forces on rigid bodies, equilibrium in two dimensions, equilibrium in three dimensions, distributed forces: centroids and center of gravity, analysis of structures: trusses, frames and machines, internal forces in beams and cables, friction, moments of inertia of areas, moments of inertia of masses, method of virtual work.
Course Objectives:
1) To provide definition of force and moment vectors and give necessary vector algebra
2) To explain the concept of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in plane and 3D space
3) To give information about support types and to give ability to calculate support reactions
4) To explain the equilibrium of structures and internal forces in trusses, and frames
5) To give information about distributed loads
6) To provide information on moment of inertia
7) To explain virtual work concept.
Course Material: Text Book is “Engineering MechanicsStatics, Hibbeler, R.C.13^{th} Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2013, ISBN 9780132915540.”
Lecture notes are to be provided via the web site of the course (possibly before the lecture hour) as pdf files. These files will include PowerPoint slides presented in the class. Study sets will be posted on course’s web site at the beginning of each chapter. It is strictly recommended that the students review the topics by working on these study sets given for student’s benefit.
Examinations: There will be 2 midterm examinations, 1 final examination, and 5 quizzes.
Assignments: Homework will be assigned 5 times. The students should do the homework, but will not be submitted for evaluation. They are to make the student ready for exams. They will be not be assessed within the overall grade of the student.
Attendance: According to the university regulations, students must attend at least 70 % of the lecture hours. Otherwise, the student gets NA (Not attended) from the course. Valid excuses are exempt from computation of these percentages.
Apart from the university regulations, it is of student’s benefit to attend all of the lecture hours..
Grading: Overall final grade will be over 1050 points. Weight of each grading item will be as below. Quiz question will be from the related homework.
MT1 exam grade over 200
MT2 exam grade over 250
Final exam grade over 300
Quiz grades over 250 (5 x 50)
+ Attendance over 50 (for >70%)
Final grade over 1050
All the announcements, including the examination dates will be posted on the course web site.
Reference Books:
 Engineering MechanicsStatics, J.L.Meriam, L.G.Kraige, Wiley, 5th Edition, 2003, ISBN: 0471266078
 Vector Mechanics for EngineersStatics, 10^{th} Edition,, F.P.Beer, E.R.Jonston, D.F.Mazurek,, McGrawHill, Inc., 2013, ISBN 9781259007927
Tentative weekly course schedule:
Chapter 
Week 
Subject 

1 
General principles 
1 
Principles of statics, vectors 
2 
Force Vectors 

3 
Equilibrium of a Particle 
2 
The free body diagram, definition of moment, Varignon’s theorem, moment of a couple 
4 
Force System Resultants 
3 
Planar forces, resultant of a force system (HW 1, Quiz 1) 
5 
Equilibrium of a Rigid Body 
4 
Equilibrium in 2D, free body diagrams, equations of equlibrium 
5 
Equilibrium in 3D, free body diagrams, equations of equilibrium, constraints and statical determinacy 

6 
Structural Analysis 
6 
Plane trusses and solution methods (HW 2, Quiz 2) 
7 
Space trusses (MT1) 

7 
Internal Forces 
8 
Loads, beams (HW 3, Quiz 3) 
9 
Beams 

8 
Friction 
10 
Friction (dry friction) 
11 
Friction (frictional forces on screws, flat belts, discs, rolling resistance) (HW 4, Quiz 4) 

9 
Center of Gravity and Centroid 
12 
Distributed loads and hydrostatic forces (MT2) 
10 
Moments of Inertia 
13 
Moments of inertia 
11 
Virtiual Work 
14 
Virtual work, stability of equilibrium and potential energy (HW5, Quiz 5) 