mechanics Syllabus

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Force Systems: Resultant of collinear, parallel, coplanar and non-coplanar concurrent and non-concurrent force systems. Resolving a planar or non-coplanar force system into different directions. Moment of force and its applications, Couples and Wrench of a force system.


Equilibrium of Force Systems: Free body diagram, Equations of equilibrium, Equilibrium of planner and spatial system.

 UNIT – III Analysis of structures: Analysis of trusses by, method of Joints and method of sections, Analysis of frames by method of members.


Friction: Laws of friction. Application to simple systems, connected systems and belt friction. Wedge friction. 


Centrold and Moment of Inertia: Centrolds of lines, areas and volumes, Areas and volumes of revolution, Pappu’s theorems and their applications, Area moment of inertia, Product moment of Inertia, Composite areas, radius of gyration.

Suggested Reading: 

1. Ferdinand L. Singer (1975). “Engineering Mechanic° Collins, Singapore. 

2. limoshenko, S.P. and D.H. Young. (1983). “Engineer McGraw-Hill International Edition. 

3. RaJeshakharam, S. and Sankarasubrahmanyam, G. (2002). Mechanics.” Vikas Publications. 

4. Junarkar, S.B. and H.J. Shah. (2001). “Applied Mechanics, Publishers, 2001. 

5. Shames, J.H (1987). “Engineering Mechanics”, Prentice Hall. 

6. Bhattacharyyya, B. (2015). “Engineering Mechanics.” Oxford Higher Education.