Course code Meha4013

Credit points 2

Theoretical Mechanics

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation19.03.2014

Responsible UnitInstitute of Mechanics

Course developer

author Mehānikas institūts

Mārtiņš Dauvarts

Bc. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The aim of the course is to learn the basic principles of theoretical mechanics which allows you to evaluate the design of different industrial structures, assemblies and engineering constructions, the constructive performance and reliability. Students will acquire the force method to calculate static structures, the mechanical motion of material objects and rigid body kinematic parameters of movement and differential equation forming. To develop logical thinking and build aknowledge base of technical discipline learning.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge - understands the force-projection method and is able to write equilibrium equations, Students are able to calculate support reactions for different type of constructions. Know certain body movement ,speed and acceleration.
• Skills – know how to view the different solid bodies and the construction condition using abstraction and analytical way.
• Competence – ability to apply theoretical principles in practical mechanics and scientific activities as well as technically innovative process of invention and implementation.

Compulsory reading

1. Dobelis H. Tehniskā mehānika [tiešsaiste]. RTU, Liepājas filiāle, 2007. [Skatīts 12.10.2011.]. Pieejams:
2. Kabus K. Mechanik und Festigkeitslehre. 5. Auflage, München Wien: Carl Hanser Verlag , 2003. 351 S.
3. Muvdi B.B., Al-Khafaji A.W., McNabb J.W. Statics for engineers. Bradley University, 1996.
4. Müller W.H., Ferber F. Technische Mechanik für Ingenieure. 4. aktualisierte Auflage, Fachbucherverlag Leipzig: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2011. 538 S.

Further reading

1. Kepe O.,Vība J. Teorētiskā mehānika. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1982. 577 lpp.
2. Teorētiskā mehānika piemēros. O. Kepes redakcijā. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1976. 647 lpp.
3. Teorētiskās mehānikas uzdevumi. O. Kepes un J. Vības red. 1.izd. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1989. 479 lpp.
4. Kabus K. Mechanik und Festigkeitslehre. Aufgaben, 5. Auflage, Carl Hanser Verlag: München Wien, 2003. 276 S.