COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Engineering Mechanics
Course Code: 
15MEC102
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
2
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Engineering Mechanics' is a course offered in the second semester of B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Principles of Statics: Introduction to vector approach - free body diagrams - forces in plane - forces in space - concurrent forces - resolution of forces-equilibrium of particle.
Statics of rigid bodies in two dimension: Moment of a force about a point - moment of a couple - equivalent force - couple system. Rigid body equilibrium: Beams - support reactions.

Unit 2

Friction - block friction, ladder friction. Analysis of trusses - Method of joints, method of sections.
Centroid of lines, areas - composite areas. Second Moment of area - polar moment of inertia - mass moment of inertia - radius of gyration.

Unit 3

Dynamics of particles: Kinematics of particles-rectilinear motion - relative motion - position, velocity and acceleration calculations in cylindrical coordinates.
Dynamics of rigid bodies: General plane motion-translation and rotation of rigid bodies - Chasle’s theorem.

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  • Beer, F. P. & Johnston, E. R., “Vector Mechanics for Engineers-Statics and Dynamics”, 8/ e, McGraw Hill International Book Co., 2008.
  • Meriam, J. L., “Dynamics”, 5/e, John Wiley & sons,2003
  • Shames, I. H, “Engineering Mechanics-Statics and Dynamics”, 4/e., Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., 2003.
  • Dubey, N. H. “Engineering Mechanics” McGraw Hill