The course contents as well as all further information about the course "Mechanics I" in winter semester 2023/24 can be accessed via the "Moodle Course".
The lecture covers the fundamentals and engineering applications of the statics of rigid bodies. In the sense of an axiomatic approach, the module starts with definitions of fundamental mechanical quantities such as forces and moments and the introduction of elementary principles such as the principle of intersection and the law of interaction. Following the consideration of general groups of forces and the introduction of sums of forces, sums of moments and the associated equilibrium conditions, these principles are used to calculate external and internal reaction forces (support reactions and internal forces). These topics also include the definition and calculation of the center of gravity and the consideration of friction. These general methods are applied to specific structures such as trusses and beams and, consequently, frames and arches. In the last part of the module, the concepts of work and energy are fundamentally introduced and resulting principles such as the principle of virtual displacements and energy minimization principles are treated. The module is the basis for numerous other modules in the compulsory and elective areas.
Cycle: Winter semester
The module consists of a weekly lecture and a weekly tutorial. The offer is supplemented by weekly "exam preparation courses", in which you are supposed to work out independent approaches and solve tasks independently, whereby assistance is always given on our part. Details on specific times and rooms, as well as all other information, can be found in the Moodle course.
Form of examination
The examination takes place in the form of a written exam. An overview of the current exam dates can be found here. All further information regarding time, processing time, permitted aids, lecture hall distribution and more can be found in the Moodle course.