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Engineering Mechanics I

Module name (EN): Engineering Mechanics I
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: FT04.3
SAP-Submodule-No.: P242-0086, P242-0087, P242-0088
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
FT04.3 (P242-0086, P242-0087, P242-0088) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 1, mandatory course
FT04.3 (P242-0086, P242-0087, P242-0088) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 1, mandatory course
FT04.3 (P242-0086, P242-0087, P242-0088) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 1, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT09.1 Engineering Mechanics II
FT09.3 Strength of Materials
FT16.1 Vehicle Superstructures and Lightweight Construction
FT19.1 Passive Vehicle Safety
FT26.1 Project Work 1
FT30 Engineering Project in English

[updated 11.05.2019]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Gessat
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Gessat

[updated 12.07.2015]
Learning outcomes:
EVA: (1) Erinnern (Know)--> (2) Verstehen (Understand)--> (3) Anwenden (Apply)
(3) requires (2 AND 1), (2) requires (1).
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with:
- the concept of "force" and can categorize forces.
- idealizations and the axioms of statics.
- the concepts of "moment", "moment of couple", "moment of force" with respect to a point, "moment" with respect to an axis
Students will understand the following:
- free body diagrams and the concept of balance for the central and general systems of forces
- equivalent systems
- Bearing types and reactions
- Center of gravity calculations
- Line/area loads
Students will be able to apply the basic principles of statics including the above mentioned terms and methods to various practical problems in order to calculate internal and external reactions on structural elements in static equilibrium. Some examples:
- General plane and spatial force systems, systems of rigid bodies
- Adhesion and friction problems

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Module content:

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