Course Syllabi: UES009 Mechanics (L : T : P :: 2 : 1 : 0)
1. Course number and name: UES009 Mechanics
2. Credits and contact hours: 2.5 and 3
3. Text book, title, author, and year
Text Books / Reference Books
· Shames, I. H. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Pearson Education India (2002).
· Beer, Johnston, Clausen and Staab, Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics, McGraw-Hill Higher Education (2003).
· Hibler, T.A., Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, Prentice Hall (2012).
· Timoshenko and Young, Engineering Mechanics, Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited (2000).
a. Other supplemental materials
4. Specific course information
a. Brief description of the content of the course (catalog description)
Review of Newton’s law of motion and vector algebra
Equilibrium of bodies: Free-body diagrams, conditions of equilibrium, torque due to a force, statical determinacy.
Plane trusses: Forces in members of a truss by method of joints and method of sections.
Friction: Sliding, belt, screw and rolling.
Properties of plane surfaces: First moment of area, centroid, second moment of area etc.
Virtual work: Principle of virtual work, calculation of virtual displacement and virtual work.
Work and energy: Work and energy, work-energy theorem, principle of conservation of energy, collisions, principles of momentum etc.
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies: Newton’s Laws, D’Alembert’s Principle, Energy Principles.
Experimental project assignment/ Micro project: Students in groups of 4/5 will do project on
Model Bridge Experiment: This will involve construction of a model bridge using steel wire and wood.
5. Specific goals for the course
After the completion of the course, the students will be able to:
· Determine resultants in plane force systems.
· Identify and quantify all forces associated with a static framework.
· Solve problems in kinematic and dynamic systems.
6. Brief list of topics to be covered
· Plane trusses
· Virtual work
· Work and energy
· Dynamics of rigid bodies