Course Content:

I Introduction: Scaler and Vector Quantities, composition and resolution of vectors,

definition and units of space, time, metal, force, the science of mechanics, SI Units.

II Statics: Principles of statics, particle, rigid body, coplanar, concurrent and non-

concurrent parallel and non-parallel forces, composition and resolution of forces,

moment, couples and their properties, combination of coplanar couples and forces,

equilibrant, equilibrium, free body diagrams, analytical and graphical conditions of

equilibrium for coplanar force systems.

III Truss: Simple planar trusses and analysis for member forces, methods of joints and

methods of sections

IV Distributed forces, centre of gravity and moment of inertia: Centre of gravity of lines,

plane areas, volumes and bodies, Pappus-Guldinus Theorem, Moment of Inertia of

Areas, polar moment of inertia, radius of gyration, parallel axes theorem, moment of

inertia of bodies

V Friction: Theory of friction, static and sliding friction, laws of friction, angle and co-

efficient of friction, inclined plane friction, glider friction, wedges, belt and rope

friction.

VI

Strength and elasticity: Stresses: axial, normal, in-plane, tensile, compressive, shear,

flexural, thermal and hoop, complementary shear.

VII Strain: Linear, shear, lateral, Thermal and volumetric, Poisson’s ratio

VIII

Elasticity: Elastic, homogeneous, isotropic materials; limits of elasticity and

proportionality, yield limit, ultimate strength, plastic state, proof stress, factor of

safety, working stress, load factor, section of composite materials, prismatic and non-

prismatic sections

IX Bending Moment and Shear Force: Types of load, beams and supports, bending

moment and shear force diagrams in statistically determinate beams subjected to

concentrated, uniformly distributed loading, relation between bending moment, shear

force and rate of loading, point of contra flexure.

X Stress in Beams: Theory of simple bending, bending stresses and their distribution,

moment of resistance, modules of sections, distribution of shear stress in different

sections.

XI Torsion: Shaft subjected to Torsion, shear stress, shear strain, angle of twist, power

transmitted by shaft.

Term Work:

At least 8 experiments based on above syllabus and solution of at least 20 problems

Reference Books:

I Applied Mechanics by S.B.Junarkar

II

Engineering Mechanics by A.K.Tayal

III Mechanics of structures Vol-I by S.B.Junarkar & H.J.Shah

IV Strength of Materials by Ramamurtham

GUJARAT UNIVERSITY

B.E. – 1

st

Year (E, E & EL, EC, IC, IT, CE & BM)

HT 103 Mechanics of Solids

Teaching

Scheme

Examination Scheme

Subject Code

Theory Lab/

Pract

Exam Theory

Paper

Theory

Marks

Pract TW Total

Sessional 1.5 Hrs 50

Mechanics of

Solids

HT 103 02 01

University 3 Hrs 100

25 25 200

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