Study programme 20192020  Français  
Theoretical Mechanics I  
Programme component of Bachelor's in Engineering: Architectural Engineering à la Faculty of Engineering 
Code  Type  Head of UE  Department’s contact details  Teacher(s) 

UIB1IRCIVA005M  Compulsory UE  VERLINDEN Olivier  F703  Mécanique rationnelle, Dynamique et Vibrations 

Language of instruction  Language of assessment  HT(*)  HTPE(*)  HTPS(*)  HR(*)  HD(*)  Credits  Weighting  Term 

 Français  36  36  0  12  0  7  7.00  Année 
AA Code  Teaching Activity (AA)  HT(*)  HTPE(*)  HTPS(*)  HR(*)  HD(*)  Term  Weighting 

IMRDV020  Statics and Applied Statics  12  12  0  4  0  Q1  30.00% 
IMRDV021  Kinematics and Energy Methods of Statics  24  24  0  8  0  Q2  70.00% 
Programme component 

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes of UE
To understand and get familiar with the elements, principles and basic theorems of Kinematics and Statics (equilibrium of forces and energetic methods) of mechanical systems composed of rigid bodies and material points.
To solve classical but original problems of Statics and Kinematics, from an adequate reasoning and a rigourous application of the laws addressed during the course.
To understand the basics of Kinetics (translational and rotational momentum, kinetic energy, inertia tensor)
To draw MNV (bending moment, normal force, and shear force) diagrams in isostatic systems of beams.
To understand the related mathematical elements: vector calculus, systems of linear equations, differential calculus, and trigonometry.
To develop intuition and physical feeling with respect to mechanical phenomena.
Content of UE
Force, moment of a force, torque, reduction of systems of forces (centers of mass).
Statics of mechanical systems: applied forces, joint forces, Coulomb's law, equilibrium conditions of material points and rigid bodies, fundamental problem of Statics.
Equilibrium break (separation or sliding).
Applied Statics: MNV diagrams in beams.
Point kinematics: position, velocity, acceleration, motion reference
Kinematics of the rigid body: velocity and acceleration fields, theorem of derivatives composition, planar case (Kennedy's theorem, graphical kinematics).
Kinematics of mechanical systems: joints, composition of movements.
Energetic methods of Statics: principle of virtual work/power, conservative systems and minimum of potential energy.
Kinetics (twistmomentum), kinetic energy, inertia tensor, second order tensors.
Prior Experience
Mathematics and Physics from secondary school
Type of Assessment for UE in Q1
Q1 UE Assessment Comments
The written exam lasts max 4 hours and has a weight of 100% of the mark. It consists of a question of theory (25% of the mark) and several exercises.
Students may have during the exam a formula reminder of max a face of a A4 sheet, and containing only formulas.
For theory, the students are allowed to read their course notes during 10 minutes, but mustn't write anything.
Type of Assessment for UE in Q2
Q2 UE Assessment Comments
The written exam lasts max 4 hours et has a weight of 100% of the mark. It consists of a question of theory (30% of the mark) and several exercises.
Students may have during the exam a formula reminder of max a face of a A4 sheet, and containing only formulas.
For theory, the students are allowed to read their course notes during 10 minutes, but mustn't write anything.
Type of Assessment for UE in Q3
Q3 UE Assessment Comments
The written examination lasts max 4 hours and is unique for the whole course of Theoretical Mechanics (learning activity "Statics and Applied Statics" and "Kinematics and Energetic methods of Statics") and has a weight of 100 % of the mark.
The exam comprises a specific question of exercise related to the learning activity "Statics and Applied Statics" (1st quadrimester), with a weight corresponding to the one of the quadrimester.
The exam comprises a specific part related to the learning activity "Kinematics and energetic methods of Statics", with a question about theory and several exercices, with a weight corresponding to the one of the quadrimester.
The students may have a formula reminder, of max 1 face of a A4 sheet, containing only formulas.
For the question about theory, the students may read their course notes during 10 minutes, but mustn't write anyhing.
Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)
Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)
Same as Q1
Type of Teaching Activity/Activities
AA  Type of Teaching Activity/Activities 

IMRDV020 

IMRDV021 

Mode of delivery
AA  Mode of delivery 

IMRDV020 

IMRDV021 

Required Reading
AA  Required Reading 

IMRDV020  Note de cours  Mecanique rationnelle I Partie I  O. Verlinden et al 
IMRDV021  Note de cours  Mecanique rationnelle I Partie II  O. Verlinden 
Required Learning Resources/Tools
AA  Required Learning Resources/Tools 

IMRDV020  Not applicable 
IMRDV021  Not applicable 
Recommended Reading
AA  Recommended Reading 

IMRDV020  
IMRDV021 
Recommended Learning Resources/Tools
AA  Recommended Learning Resources/Tools 

IMRDV020  Not applicable 
IMRDV021  Not applicable 
Other Recommended Reading
AA  Other Recommended Reading 

IMRDV020  Y. Bremont et P. Rocreux  1996  Mécanique 2. Mécanique du solide indéformable. Statique  éditions Ellipse, collection Sciences industrielles. D. J. Mac Gill, W.W. King  1985  Engineering Mechanics: Statics  PWS publishers. F.P. Beer and E.R. Johnston  1996  Vector Mechanics for Engineers. Statics  McGrawHill. R.C. Hibbeler  2012  Engineering Mechanics. Statics  PrenticeHall 
IMRDV021  Y. Bremont et P. Rocreux  1995  Mécanique 1. Mécanique du solide indéformable. Calcul vectoriel et cinématique  éditions Ellipse, collection Sciences industrielles. D. J. Mac Gill, W.W. King  1985  Engineering Mechanics: Statics  PWS publishers. D. J. Mac Gill, W.W. King  1984  Engineering Mechanics: Introduction to Dynamics  PWS publishers. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, C. Hibbeler, Prentice Hall, 13th edition, 2012 
Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
AA  Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next 

IMRDV020  Unauthorized 
IMRDV021  Unauthorized 