COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Solid Mechanics
Course Code: 
15CVL203
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
3
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Solid Mechanics' is a course offered in the third semester of B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Stress and strain at a point – tension, compression and shear stresses – Hooke’s law - Poisson’s ratio - relationship between elastic constants – compound bars - thermal stresses – strain energy in tension, compression and shear - resilience – stresses due to impact and suddenly applied load.

Different types of beam – statically determinate and indeterminate beams - shear force and bending moment diagrams - relationship between intensity of loading, shear force and bending moment.

Unit 2

Theory of simple bending - Stress distribution at a cross-section due to bending moment forstatically determinate beams - flitched beams.

Shear stress distribution.

Unsymmetrical bending and Shear centre.

Torsion of circular solid and hollow shafts – combined bending moment and torsion on shafts – close coiled and open coiled helical springs

Complex stresses – principal stresses and principal planes - principal strains – graphical method

Unit 3

Deflection of beams – double integration method – Macaulay’s method – Area Moment method – Conjugate beam method – Strain energy approach.

Theory of columns – members subjected to axial load and bending moment – Euler’s theory for long columns – assumptions and limitations – Rankine’s formula.

Thin and thick cylinders – Lame’s equation - compound cylinders.

Theories of failure and applications in design.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Gere, J. M. and Goodno. B. J., “Mechanics of Materials”, CL Engineering, 2012.
  • Beer, Johnston, DeWolf, Mazurek., “Mechanics of Materials”, McGraw-Hill Education, 2013.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Timoshenko, S. P., and Young, D. H., “Elements of Strength of Materials”, East West Press, New Delhi, 2003.
  • Popov E. P., “Mechanics of Materials”, Prentice Hall India, New Delhi, 2002
  • Crandall, S. H., Dahal, N. C., and Lardener, T. J., “An Introduction to Mechanics of Solids”, McGraw Hill Books Co, 1985, 2nd Edition 2007 4. Nash W. A. “Strength of Materials”, McGraw Hill Book Company, 2006