James W. Kamman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Western Michigan University
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ME 2560 Statics: Example Figures

Below are links to the figures associated with the example problems completed in class.  Each is in PDF format that you can read and print using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  To download a free copy of Acrobat reader, click on the following link.

  1. Forces Acting Along Lines and the Dot Product

  2. Moments of Forces and Couples

  3. Equivalent Force Systems

  4. Centroids of Areas

  5. Distributed Loads

  6. Rigid Body Equilibrium (2D)

  7. Rigid Body Equilibrium (3D)

  8. Truss Analysis

  9. Frames and Machines

  10. Internal Forces in Structural Members

  11. Dry Friction