Department of Civil Engineering
King Saud University
GE 201 Statics
(Required for a BSCE degree)
Force systems; vector analysis, moments and couples in 2D and 3D. Equilibrium of force systems. Analysis of structures; plan trusses and frames. Distributed force system; centroids and composite bodies. Area moments of inertia. Analysis of beams. Friction. 3 (3,1, 0)
Prerequisite MATH 106 and MATH 107,
Prerequisite by Topics:
1. Knowledge of mathematics and physics.
2. Understanding calculus including, integration and matrices.
3. Determining the area properties of various cross sections.
Course Learning Objectives Students completing this course successfully will be able to
1. Find moment at any point in a 2D and/or 3D structure,
2. Use equilibrium equations to analyze 2D engineering problems,
3. Draw free body diagrams of truss, beam, and frame structures,
4. Determine forces in truss structures using various methods.
5. Find the centroids and the area moment of inertias of cross sections with various geometries and composite bodies,
6. Determine shear force and moment for beams under various loading,
7. Analyze and solve frictional problems,
1. Introduction (1 hr)
2. Force Systems: 2D and 3D (12 hr)
3. Equilibrium, system isolation (5 hr)
4. Analysis of trusses and frames (8 hr)
5. Distribution of forces, centroids and composite bodies (5 hr)
6. Area moment of inertias (5 hr)
7. Shear force and moment for beams (4 hr)
8. Friction (2 hr)
Class/ tutorial Schedule Class is held three times per week in 50-minute lecture sessions.
There is also a 50-minute weekly tutorial associated with this course.
Contribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component
Students learn the analysis process to be involved in designing various engineering components used in professional engineering.
Relationship of Course to Program Outcomes
1. Students apply algebra, elementary calculus, and engineering science
2. Students are able to identify and formulate an engineering problem and to develop a solution.
3. Students recognize the importance of analysis in designing various engineering components.
4. Students are encouraged to submit accurate analysis in an efficient and professional way.
5. Students recognize the importance of reading and understanding technical contents in English in order to achieve life–long learning and be able to carryout their responsibilities.
6. Students recognize the importance of working in multidisciplinary teams.
Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Material
§ Engineering Mechanics, Volume 1, Statics (5th edition) by J. L. Meriam and L. G. Kraige
Date First Semester 1428-29
§ Instructors Dr. Abdulrahim Arafah (Office: 2A42)
§ Dr. Ala Malaikah (Office: 2A55)
§ Dr. M. Iqbal Khan (Office: 2A73/3)
Mid-term Exam 35%
Lecture Quiz and Attendance 5%
Tutorial & Homeworks 10%
Final Exam 50%
Quizzes will be conducted from time to time in both lecture and tutorial classes. Tutorial marks will be based on quiz, homework and attendance.
Mid Term Exams:
First Mid-Term Tuesday 3 Dhu Al-Qadah 1428H 6:00 – 7:30 pm(13 /11/ 2007)
Second Mid-Term Tuesday 22 Dhu Al-Hajjah 1428H 6:00 – 7:30 pm(1 /1 / 2008)