337-0312 – Statics (STAT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mechanics
Subject guarantorIng. Milada Hlaváčková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
337-0312/01 2002/2003 2014/2015 5
337-0312/02 2008/2009 2008/2009 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The students study at subject "STATICS" the basic method of mechanics - Free body diagram. It means - knowledge of the basic types of joins, creating of the system of equalibrium equations for all types of force systems and applicaton of the basic types of the friction. For 2-D beam, the target of the STATICS is the course of the internal force.

Teaching methods



General principles, fundamental quantities of mechanics. Forces and their characteristics, Moments, Force systems – 2D, 3D, equilibration, congruence. Centre of mass, centre of gravity – lines, areas, volumes. Equilibrium of rigid body, the main form of links – in area and space. System of volumes. Principle of free body diagrams. Internal forces in structural members. Trusses – methods of solution. Friction, characteristic of coulomb friction, analysis of systems involving friction. Stability- the main definition. The basic form of analytical statics.

Compulsory literature:

1. Riley, William Franklin, Sturges, Leroy D. : Engineering mechanics: Statics, John Wiley and Sons, inc., New York, 1993 ISBN 0 - 471 - 51241 - 9 http://www.337.vsb.cz/materialy/statics2011-oprava_1.pdf

Recommended literature:

E-learning text on CD - STATICS, author: Milada Hlavackova


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.