Course Title: 
Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
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Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering' is a course offered in the second semester of B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Principles of Statics – Introduction to Mechanics, Basic Concepts, Fundamentals and Principles. Statics of Particles in two dimension-Resolution of forces, Resultant force, equilibrium of particle, Freebody diagram, Lami’s theorem. Statics of Rigid Bodies in two dimensions-Moment of a force about a point, Varignon’s theorem, moment of a couple, resolution of a force system into a force couple system, reduction to a single force system. Equilibrium of rigid bodies-Analysis of beams, supports and reactions.

Unit 2

Thermodynamics – Introduction, Concepts of thermodynamic system, properties – specific volume, pressure, temperature – Zeroth law of thermodynamics, energy forms – work and heat.

First Law of Thermodynamics – for a closed system undergoing a cycle, for a process, energy as a property, specific heats, first law of TD applied to steady flow devices.

Second Law of Thermodynamics – concept of heat engines and refrigerators, Kelvin plank and Clausius statements, irreversibility, Carnot cycle, Clausius inequality, thermodynamic temperature scale, concept of entropy, principle of increase of entropy.

Unit 3

Engineering Materials – Types and applications of Ferrous & Non-ferrous metals and alloys, Composites: Introduction, Definition, Classification and applications Soldering, Brazing and Welding - Definitions, classification and method of soldering, brazing and welding. Differences between soldering, brazing and W elding. Description of Electric Arc Welding and Oxy-Acetylene Welding.

  • R. C. Hibbeler. “Engineering Mechanics - Statics”, Pearson Education Asia, 2012
  • Y. A. Cengel and Michael A. Boles, “ Thermodynamics – An Engineering Approach”, Tata McGrawHill, 2013
  • V. K. Manglik. “Elements of Mechanical Engineering”, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. 2013
  • J L Meriam & L. G Kraige. “Engineering Mechanics - Statics”, 7th edition, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd, 2013
  • Beer and Johnston, “Vector Mechanics for Engineers”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd 2012
  • N. H Dubey. “Engineering Mechanics Statics and Dynamics”, McGraw Hill, 2012
  • R. E. Sonntag, C. Borgnakka and G. J. Van Wylen, “ Fundamentals of Thermodynamics”, John Wiley & Sons, 2002
  • Hajra Choudhury, “Elements of Workshop Technology”, Volume I, 15e