01379 - Rational Mechanics

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course of Rational Mechanics, the studen must acquire a good knowledge for the solution of static and dynamic problems, with respect in particular to a system of material points and to a rigid body.

Course contents

1) Vectorial Calculus
2) Kinematics of Point
3) Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
4) Relative Kinematics
5) Kinematics of Constrained Systems
6) Centre of Mass and Inertial Momentum
7) Kinematics of Masses
8) Work
9) Principles of Mechanics
10) Statics
11) Dynamic of Point
12) Dynamic of Rigid Body
13) Euler Equations
14) Elements of Analytical Mechanics


•P. Biscari, T. Ruggeri, G. Saccomandi, M. Vianello, Meccanica Razionale per l'Ingegneria, 3ª edizione, Springer-Verlag Italia 2016.

•A. Strumia, Meccanica Razionale, (2 voll.) Nautilus, Bologna.

 •G. Grioli, Lezioni di Meccanica Razionale, Cortina, Padova.

•M. Fabrizio, Elementi di Meccanica Classica, Zanichelli, Bologna
·A. Muracchini, T. Ruggeri, L. Seccia, Esercizi e temi d'esame di Meccanica Razionale, Società Editrice Esculapio, Bologna, Quinta Edizione marzo 2019.

•T. Ruggeri, Appunti di Meccanica Razionale: Richiami di Calcolo Vettoriale e Matriciale, Pitagora, Bologna.

Teaching methods

Lessons with theory and exercises by means of blackboard and videoprojector.

Assessment methods

First a written final examination, in order to show the ability of solving the static and the dynamic part of a simplified mechanical system, and then a discussion about some of the principal arguments of theory developed during the lessons, with particular attention to the methodological approach.

Teaching tools

Video projector.

Office hours

See the website of Leonardo Seccia