Code | MTM242 |

Name | Engineering Mechanics |

Status | Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice |

Level and type | Undergraduate Studies, Academic |

Field of study | Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building |

Faculty | |

Academic staff | Jānis Vība, Bruno Grasmanis, Tatjana Novohatska, Igors Tipāns, Ivans Griņevičs, Andris Priževaitis, Olga Kononova, Normunds Jēkabsons |

Credit points | 5.0 (7.5 ECTS) |

Parts | 2 |

Annotation |
Interactions. Main Principles. Constraints. Equilibrium of forces and bodies. Internal forces. Hypotheses. Stresses and deformations inside the bodies. Technical material strength theories. Friction. Centre of gravity. Tensor of inertia. Kinematics and dynamics of a particle. Types of motion of a body. Kinematics and dynamics in different frames of reference. Principal theorems of dynamics. Dynamics of body. Gyroscope. D'Alembert's principle. Balancing. Calculation of machines motion. Modelling of dynamics by computers. Experimental investigation of machines.. |

Goals and objectives of the course in terms of competences and skills |
To acquaint students with the fundamentals of mechanics. In order to achieve this aim the following tasks should be fulfilled: 1st Analyse the fundamental relationships of the kinematics, statics and dynamics. 2nd Teach students how to solve the task on mechanics applying the computer programs. 3rd Improve students' knowledge of physics related to the field of mechanics. 4th Teach students the skills required to be proficient in the assessment of the machinery, construction machinery and engineering facilities. |

Learning outcomes and assessment |
At the end of the course students will be able to evaluate the mechanical processes in nature in different forms. - Laboratory work. At the end of the course students will be able to provide examples of object motion and equilibrium. - Practical work/tasks The end of the course will be able to analyze the mechanisms and machinery. - Questions at the end of the lecture. At the end of the course students will be able to distinguish between static and dynamic tasks. - Assessment test At the end of the course students will be able to formulate tasks on the analysis of mechanical objects. - Assessment test At the end of the course students will be able to evaluate the mechanical engineering problems. - Exam |

Course prerequisites | Math. Mechanics. Physics. |

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