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Statics and Strength of Materials
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Subject Core
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Statics and Strength of Materials' is a course offered in the fifth semester of B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Unit 1

Principles of statics: Introduction to vector approach - free body diagram - forces in plane and space - concurrent forces - resolution of forces - equilibrium of particle. Statics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions - moment of force - rigid body equilibrium - support reactions. Centroid and centre of gravity; Centroids of lines, areas, volumes and composite bodies - Second moment of area - polar moment of inertia - mass moment of inertia.

Unit 2

Simple Stresses and Strains: Hooke’s law - Elastic limit linear strain - lateral strain - Analysis of varying sections - bars of composite sections – Thermal stresses. Shear force and bending moment; Different types of support conditions and loads - Cantilever – simply supported – Over hanging beams, point loads, uniformly distributed loads - Theory of Simple bending; flexural formula.

Unit 3

Torsion of circular sections; Derivation of torsional formula – Assumptions made Power transmitted – Solid and hollow shafts. Complex stress; principal stresses and principal planes - principal strains – graphical method. Thin Shells; Thin cyclindrical shells subjected to internal pressure – Circumferential stress – Longitudinal stress – change in diameter – length-volume – Thin spherical shells. Columns; Axially loaded Columns – Different end conditions – Euler’s formula for long columns.

  • R. C. Hibbeler, “Statics and Mechanics of Materials” Prentice Hall, 2013.
  • F. W. Cheng, “Statics and Strength of Materials”, McGraw Hill India, 2013.
  • F. P. Beer, E. R. Johnston & D.Mazurek, “Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics”, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2012
  • J. M. Gere and B. J. Goodno, “Mechanics of Materials”, CL Engineering, 2012.