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Course Name Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
Course Code 15MEC111
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Semester Second
Credits Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Amritapuri
Year Taught 2015
Year Taught 2016
Year Taught 2017
Year Taught 2018


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.

Text Books

  • 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

‘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.

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