# ENS141 - Engineering Problems and Statics

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Subject Title
Engineering Problems and Statics

Subject Description
This subject serves as an introduction to the statics component of mechanics. Topics include forces and force systems; resultants, equilibrium and reactions; moments and couples and truss analysis. Technical problem solving and presentation are emphasized.

Credit Status
One subject credit in Civil Engineering Technician and Civil Engineering Technology programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. calculate resultant forces of a concurrent system using graphical, trigonometric and component methods given a set of conditions;
2. calculate resultants of a non-concurrent force system (coplanar) based on given information;
3. evaluate resultants of distributed loads acting on a rigid body;
4. interpret different support conditions and the associated reaction forces;
5. apply equations of equilibrium to solve for unknown forces based on correctly labeled free body diagrams of rigid bodies;
6. identify statically determinate, indeterminate and unstable trusses given a set of criteria;
7. describe the assumptions and approximations used for truss analysis based on industry standards;
8. apply equations of equilibrium to perform static analysis of trusses using method of joints and method of sections based on given information.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.