t.BA.ST.MESY1.19HS (Mechanical Systems 1) 
Module: Mechanical Systems 1
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Mechanical Systems 1
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Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2021

Short description

Statics deals with forces and torques acting on material bodies in equilibrium (not accelerated systems). Several methods exist for determining reactive and internal forces and torques. Statically indeterminate systems are studied through elastostatic relationships on tension and compression bars.

Module coordinator

Fluder Otto (fldr)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
You are familiar with the basic concepts and notions of statics. These include space, mass, force, torque, point mass, rigid body and distributed forces. F K1, K2
You are capable to analyze systems in equilibrium by assuming they are rigid bodies. You will learn how to apply real mechanical systems to simplified models which can be analyzed with mechanical relationships. F, M K3
You can calculate reaction forces at supports and connections for three dimensional structures in equilibrium. F, M K4, K6
To be prepared for elastostatics you will learn how to calculate internal forces and moments acting on beams and frames. You will learn how to calculate internal forces with equilibrium conditions and  how to use differential relationships between load and moments. F, M K1, K3, K4
You are capable to apply both static and kinetic friction laws and to determine the forces involved between contacting surfaces. F, M K4
You are familiar with the basic concepts of the theory of elasticity, such as stress, strain, and Hookes law. You can calculate the load capacity of bars subjected to tension and compression. F, M K4
You can apply your specialized knowledge to real mechanical problems. You can identify your own deficiencies and obtain the required skills by your own. SE K3, K4, K6

Module contents

- Fundamental concepts
- Concurrent forces
- Force Systems and equilibrium of rigid bodies
- Centers of gravity
- Reactions at supports
- Forces in beams (shear and moment diagrams)
- Static and kinetic friction (general concepts, laws of friction, bolts, jackscrews, belt friction)
- Tension and compression in bars

Teaching materials

  • Gross D., Hauger W., Schröder J., Wall W.A.: Technische Mechanik 1, Statik, 14.Auflage, Springer.
  • Gross D., Hauger W., Schröder J., Wall W.A.: Technische Mechanik 2, Elastostatik, 13. Auflage, Springer.
  • Handouts

  • One exercise sheet per week with examples will be provided

Supplementary literature

  • Dankert, J. & Dankert, H., Technische Mechanik, Springer.


vector algebra

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 2a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Test written 45 min 1-6 20%
End-of-semester exam Test written 90 min 1-6 80%



Legal basis

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Course: Mechanische Systeme 1 - Vorlesung
Mechanische Systeme 1 - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.