EGR 253 : Advanced Statics

This course is to be taken concurrently with EGR 251 and covers advanced rigid body analysis techniques utilizing calculus. Students apply the engineering concepts of force vectors, moments and static equilibrium to solve engineering design problems for common engineering structures. They use these techniques to solve problems associated with friction, torsion, centroids, centers of gravity, moments of inertia, shear and moment diagrams, and Mohr's Circle. Two laboratory hours per week. Fall



  1. Use calculus-based methodology to the analyze structures (trusses, beams and others) to find external reactions and internal forces using graphical techniques, summation of forces and moments, the dot product, and the cross product.
  2. Apply calculus-based techniques and the concepts of moments and rotational equilibrium, static and dynamic friction to the analysis of the interaction of rigid bodies.
  3. Define the properties of a body (Center of Gravity, Centroid and Moment of Inertia) and apply calculus-based methods and techniques to the analysis of beams.