Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Statics INS114 2 3 + 1 3

Prerequisites Not available

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Mechanics
Instructors Assoc.Prof. Murat Emre KARTAL
Goals To teach the basic principles of statics
Contents Definition and classification of mechanics, principles of the statics, coinciding forces in a point in plane, constraints in plane and load bearing systems, general forces in plane, hinge systems, truss systems, strings and cables, central axis, space forces, constraints in space and load bearing systems, centroid and center of gravity, friction, virtual work principle.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Ona can evaluate a definition or formulation considering engineering mechanics,
2 to learn and understand different loading conditions,
3 to learn various types of constraints and their mechanical resistance to loads,
4 to understand foundation of the statical equilibrium,
5 to understand the behavior of the truss and hinge systems,
6 To determine the center of gravity of the one, two and three dimensional bodies.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Learning by writing and teaching items on the board, question-answer, group activity.
Assessment Methods Exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction, Basic principles of statics, coinciding forces in a point in plane. review sources
2 General forces in plane, distributed loads review sources
3 Constraints in plane, load bearing systems. review sources
4 Frames and three hinge systems. to learn the constraints in plane and load bearing systems.
5 Gerber beams. to learn general forces, loads and the definiton of hinge.
6 Truss systems. to learn general forces and the definiton of hinge.
7 Cables. review sources
8 Space forces. review sources
9 Constraints in space, reduction of forces in a point. review sources
10 Constraints in space, reduction of forces in a point. review sources
11 Center of gravity review sources
12 Friction. review sources
13 Virtual work. review sources
14 Virtual work. review sources

Textbook 1) Omurtag, M.H. 2009; Mühendisler için Mekanik: Statik, Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul 2) Beer, F., Johnston E.R. 1995; Mühendisler için Mekanik: Statik, (Çevirenler: Keskinel, F., Özbek, T.) Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul.
Additional Resources 3) Hibbeler, R. 2001; Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Prentice-Hall, NJ. 4) Aköz, Y., Eratlı, N. 2000; Statik-Mukavemet, Beta Basım Yayım Dağıtım AŞ, İstanbul. 5) Aköz, Y. 2000; Statik-Mukavemet, Beta Basım Yayım Dağıtım AŞ, İstanbul.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License.
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 28 2 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 28 1 28
Assignments 5 3 15
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 103
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.43
ECTS Credit of the Course 3