Statics and Dynamic: Definition, Examples, Characteristics, Major Differences

 In today's article, we will be going to talk about the following topics:

➤ A simple definition of statics and dynamics

➤ Examples of statics and dynamics.

➤ Compare and contrast statics and dynamics.

Statics and Dynamic: Definition, Examples, Characteristics, Major Differences

What is the simple definition of statics?

In engineering, the simple definition of statics is the study of forces involving no movement. It belongs to the field of mechanics in which an object does not change its position.

In general, the perception of statics is that an object is not subjected to changing its position. In actuality, this is not always the case—a person sitting somewhere for a long time is also an instance of statics.

What is the simple definition of dynamics?

Dynamic is the opposite of static; it is related to the study of changeable motion and forces. In mechanics, dynamics look at how a force moves an object. A moving vehicle is an instance of dynamics.

Dynamics is further categorized into two parts:

➤ Kinetics

➤ Kinematics

Kinetics in simple words:

Kinetics is a part of dynamics that looks at the forces that make bodies movable.

Characteristics of Kinetics:

▸ Consideration of force massively

▸ Investigation of the factors that lead to motion.

Kinematics in simple words:

In contrast to kinetic, kinematics, the branch of dynamics, identifies the motion of bodies without considering the force liable for action. Apart from that, kinematics is very advantageous in developing ideas for how mechanical systems should work. It also assists in determining whether a design has the theoretical possibility or complexities for the world.

Characteristics of Kinematics:

▸ Concern merely with the position, acceleration, and speed of an object.

▸ Mass is not involved in it.

▸ Consideration of force is not involved.

▸ It is limited only to mechanics.

Compare and contrast statics and dynamics.

Statics Dynamics

It deals with the study of things that remain in a stationary position for an extended period. period of time. 

It deals with the study of things that are not in a stationary position but move. 

 A person sitting, bridges, mobile towers, etc., are all examples of statics.

Moving vehicles, aeroplanes, children playing see-saw, etc., are all examples of dynamics. 

In terms of engineers, Civil engineers have a significant concern with the statics. As they work to build static objects like houses, buildings, roads, etc.,

Mechanical engineers have a significant role in dynamics as they manufacture moveable things for the world. 

 It has an acceleration of zero. 

It does not have an acceleration of zero.

Static possesses forward and backward force equally for which it has acceleration "0"

Dynamic does not possess forward and backward force equally.

Formula: F=ma

Formula: F=ma

In this way, we discussed the definition, characteristics, examples and comparison and contrast of statics and dynamics.

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