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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications

By: Patrick L. Glon, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications

Written in an easy to understand style, the course What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part B — Statics Applications is a logical extension of the previous course in the series, What Every Engineer should Know About Structures Part A — Statics Fundamentals.

Where the first course in the series, "Part A — Statics Fundamentals", presented the fundamental principles of statics including nomenclature, definitions, Newton's Laws, and procedural methods, this course, "Part B — Statics Applications", applies the principles learned to real-life problems.

The course is divided into five sections. Included are sections on calculating reactions for beams, trusses, and frames; determining forces in truss members; calculating the different forces is a single cable supporting point and distributed loads; presenting the basics of friction; and understanding the principles of sheaves and pulleys.

Statics is fundamental to the field of engineering mechanics — including structural analysis and design. Included among the many topics covered are discussions of the uncertainties of design loads, why utility linemen are careful to sight along a line when making a final hook-up, and why simplifications in stating a statics problem is an acceptable and common practice. Many example problems are worked with simple and easy to understand diagrams and calculations.

This course is not a design course. However the methods and techniques presented can be used to determine the forces in many common structures including metal building frames, traffic light suspension cables, and multi-line hoisting systems, as well as to determine the minimum lean angle of an extension ladder as limited by friction.

Anyone who has completed the first course in this series can complete this course.

Basic Trigonometry, Significant Figures, and Rounding — A Quick Review is a zero credit course intended for those who might find themselves a bit rusty and would like a quick refresher. The information in the course is useful for application to the solution of structural problems especially in the fields of statics and strength of materials.

This course is free and can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

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The trigonometry review includes demonstrating - through the use of several example problems — the use of the basic trigonometric functions including: the sine, cosine and tangent and their inverse; the Pythagorean Theorem; the Sum of the Angles; the Law of Sines; and the Law of Cosines. The significant figures and rounding review includes a discussion of the precision and validity of an answer, along with rules and guidelines for using the appropriate number of significant figures, and for rounding answers appropriately.

207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Salvatore Messina
12/06/2018
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Good selection of questions, course material was very clear.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Bob Forand
12/04/2018
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Organized, clear, very helpful refresher thank you.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
David Manning
09/09/2018
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The course is a clear next step into understanding structures. A good refresher for those not actively engaged in structural design.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Francois Deniset
08/23/2018
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Good review
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Thomas Woodruff
07/25/2018
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It was challenging and well worth the effort
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Alan Hitchcock
06/17/2018
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Great refresher course. Very well done.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Robert L Metzler
05/13/2018
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Excellent review of statics.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
FM
05/06/2018
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Great refresher of statics fundamentals for those of us who have forgotten or didn't quite get it when first studying the subject.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
cullen langford
01/10/2018
good review, awakened memories and stretched an old head
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Kenneth Menzie
01/04/2018
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Excellent of review of statics applications. It has been a long while since I worked cable problems!
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Tom Card
12/29/2017
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications. To say the least, it was fun. I am retired but still like to keep sharp or at close to it. One foot may be on one banana peel, but I don't wanna step on the other one yet!
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Mitch Riley
12/28/2017
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The course gets too technical and complicated for simple concepts. It was a good experience, but not a great one. Thanks.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Christopher Beckett
12/26/2017
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Very good review and a nice continuation of the previous course. Enjoyed learning the real reason behind hanging the objects from the craven.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Davidson Hearne
12/23/2017
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Review was well written and test questions were fair. I am teaching a similar course in high school, so this review was very helpful and gave me some additional ideas for material that should be covered.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Robert E. Porterfield
12/14/2017
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A good course to refresh one's grasp of the subject matter. Some examples could use a bit more detail for those who have not worked in statics for some time.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Tilden Monks
12/07/2017
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Comprehensive
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Roger Davis
12/07/2017
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Good review of basics.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Joseph Berchielli
12/05/2017
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very good.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
SANJEEV MALHOTRA
10/29/2017
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VERY GOOD COURSE.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Edward Haack
10/26/2017
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Excellent refresher course on practical applications.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Ronald L. Hiatt
09/25/2017
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Very good (from a practicing structural engineer).
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Douglas W Sherman
08/16/2017
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This is a very good review of static analysis without getting completely humbugged by the arithmetic. The problems were fun.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
David H.
08/05/2017
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Good course!
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Warren M. Childress, PE
07/19/2017
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Very good course. It reminded me of things that I learned long ago and should still remember.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Steven Girrens
06/24/2017
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Succinct and clear presentation of material with insightful problems to verify understanding
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Paul Dorvel
05/31/2017
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A very good presentation of everyday statics situations that built on Part A and whose emphasis on external loads led neatly to the next Parts C and D dealing with internal reactions to external loads.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Dave Rhinard
03/05/2017
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Excellent course. Topics are covered in logical sequence with excellent descriptions, good examples and sample problems that leave no ambiguity. Instructor obviously knows subject thoroughly and paid close attention to detail in preparing all course materials.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
JOHN FRULAND
01/28/2017
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I enjoyed taking the course. It made me think about topics I have not done much with in many years. Keep up the good work.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Michael Dolder
01/14/2017
The course material is clearly presented. The test is consistent with the materials presented.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Howard D. Curtis
01/01/2017
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This course was a good review of some basic types of statics problems.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
John Wesnitzer
12/27/2016
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Excellent course. Presentation needs to include how to proportion loads to supports when load is not centered.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Adrian Price
12/17/2016
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Great content, that was straight to the point. Enjoyed this course as a good refresher since college, as well as some new material as well.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
David Bauman
12/17/2016
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Good review and well laid out.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Benedict Inyama
12/15/2016
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This course and parts A and C were very good refresher courses on basic knowledge about structures. Very good.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Naeem Akhter
12/10/2016
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The content of course is based on some basic knowledge that engineers should know in doing structural analysis. This is nice course for a practicing engineer.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Nicholas Pucino
12/07/2016
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Excellent course. Clearly and simply described mathods and considerations. One of the best courses online
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Chris Budd
11/04/2016
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Thank you for this concise refresher class which presented 1/2 a semester of Statics in one well prepared presentation. Great job!
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Stephen Laccinole
11/02/2016
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Another good one by Professor Glon - you really need to read the questions closely - especially the true/false questions!
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Richard Hevia
10/26/2016
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Excellent course. Very clear and concise presentation and examples. Great review.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
John Calvin
10/25/2016
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Both part A and Art B of their course was very well presented and easy to understand. It was a great refresher in statics and its application. I would highly recommend it.
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207-What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
Michael Love
10/23/2016
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Good course. Question no. 7 is drawn incorrectly. Shown load is 4 kips, should be 4 kips / ft. This is shown correctly in the solution but not on the test material. Thanks
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What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures
Harry Howarth
05/19/2016
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Good review of Statics Fundamentals.
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Review Statics Part B
Randy Decker
04/11/2016
This was a very interesting course, more challenging then most of the other review courses I have taken from SunCam. Statics was always one of my favorite courses in college (Univ of Wisconsin-Madison BSME 1982), and this was a great review of trig and mathematics. Great references to pulleys, cables as well as trusses. Don't hesitate to take this course ... this is a very fair 4 credit hour option for PE renewal ... and you learn a few tricks as well. I recommend this course to any ME for PE renewal.
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David Mueller
01/02/2016
interesting cables, tension, pulleys with friction. I never thought about these items. Very good
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Good course
Anonymous reviewer
12/08/2015
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Good review!
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What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures - Part B - Statics Applications
David Huff
10/12/2015
Worth 4 hours.
Not enough to pass the structural exam
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Jacob Plicque
08/24/2015
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Challenging Review
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President
Ed Jessen
06/10/2015
Even though I use many of these concepts nearly every day, a review is always helpful. Course is well thought out and does require some effort to get the answers. Good review for those concepts we use but rarely.
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anonymous
05/18/2015
Basically well presented. I really have no specific issues
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Enjoyable
James Maddrey
03/21/2015
The text is clear & helpful. I enjoyed working the examples & the test problems. Good course!
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Excellent
Hurrel
01/05/2015
Very well written. It was a good review and worth taking.
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Roger W. Otis
01/05/2015
One of the best course contents that I have taken.
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