ME 101                           Engineering Mechanics                        3-1-0-8



Prerequisite: Nil




Equivalent Force Systems: concentrated and distributed force systems, simplest resultant (wrench), centre of pressure, centroid, and centre of gravity. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies: free body diagram, reactions, equations of equilibrium, static indeterminacy. Analysis of Structures: analysis of trusses, method of joints and method of sections, analysis of frames and beams, shear force and bending moment, axial force and twisting moment. Friction: concept of friction, applications of friction to simple machines; rolling resistance. Virtual Work: principle of virtual work and its application to machines. Moment of Inertia: moments of inertia of simple and composite bodies, moments of inertia under transformation of axes, principle axes and principle moments of inertia, Mohr’s circle. Kinematics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: rectilinear motion, curvilinear motion, velocity and acceleration in cylindrical and path coordinate system, relative and constrained motion, rate of change of a vector in a rotating frame, three-dimensional motion of a particle relative to a rotating frame, rigid body kinematics. Kinetics of Systems of Particles and Rigid Bodies: linear and angular momentum of a system of particles and a rigid body, kinetic energy of a system of particle and a rigid body, linear and angular momentum principles, Euler equation of motion. Impact of Rigid Bodies: linear and angular impulse, impulse-momentum principle, work-energy principle, central and eccentric impacts.



Texts/ References:

1. I.H. Shames, Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, 4th Ed., PHI, 2002.

2. F. P. Beer, E. R. Johnston Jr., D. F. Mazurek, P. J. Cornwell, S. Sanghi: Vector Mechanics for Engineers – Statics and Dynamics, 10th Ed., McGraw Hill, 2013.

3. J. L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige, Engineering Mechanics Statics, 7th Ed., John Willey, 2012. 

4. J. L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige, Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, 7th Ed., John Willey, 2012.