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Course Name Mechanics : Statistics and Dynamics
Course Code 15CVL102
Program B. Tech. in Civil 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 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.

Text Books

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


  • 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.

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