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Course Detail

Course Name Engineering Mechanics
Course Code 15MEC102
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Semester Two
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  • Hibbeler, R.C., “Engineering Mechanics – Statics”, 12/e, Pearson Education Pvt. Ltd., 2007.
  • 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

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