COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Mechanics : Statistics and Dynamics
Course Code: 
15CVL102
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
2
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Mechanics : Statistics and Dynamics' is a course offered in the second semester of B. Tech. in Civil 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 dimensions and three dimensions: Moment of a force about a point – moment of a force about an axis – moment of a couple – equivalent force couple system – rigid body equilibrium – support reactions.

Unit 2

Applications of statics: Friction – contact friction problems. Analysis of trusses – method of joints – method of sections.

Properties of surfaces and solids - Centroid, Moment of inertia, Polar moment of inertia, Mass moment of inertia, Product of inertia and Principal moment of inertia.

Unit 3

Dynamics: Rectangular and cylindrical coordinate system - Combined motion of rotation and translation - Newton’s second law in rectilinear translation - D’Alembert’s principle - Mechanical vibration - Simple harmonic motion - Spring-mass model.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Beer, F. P. and Johnston, E. R., “Vector Mechanics for Engineers- Statics and Dynamics”, 8/e, McGraw Hill International Book Co., 2008.
  • Shames, I. H, “Engineering Mechanics – Statics and Dynamics”, 4/e, Prentice–Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., 2003.

REFERENCES

  • Hibbeler, R. C., “Engineering Mechanics’, 12/e, Pearson Education Pvt. Ltd., 2007.
  • Meriam, J. L., “Dynamics”, 5/e, John Wiley & sons, 2003.
  • K. L. Kumar, “Engineering Mechanics”, 3/e, Tata McGraw Hill, 2003.