Engineering Mechanics (CE1213)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Engineering Mechanics Statics And Dynamics, J.L. Mariam & L.G. Kraige, 6th Edition

Reference Book(s)

Engineering Mechanics - Statics And Dynamics, R.C Hibbeler,10th  Edition

Vector Mechanics For Engineers, Ferdinand P. Beer And E. Russel Johnston Jr, 7th Edition

Course Objectives

1. To learn basic concepts and system of forces. 2. To enable students to understand relationship of physical processes, kinetics and kinematics. 3. To develop skills to use the basic principles of mechanics in engineering applications.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Have knowledge related to the concepts of equilibrium and its applications in civil engineering.

CLO:2            Apply fundamental concepts of kinematics and kinetics of particles to the analysis of simple practical problems.

CLO:3            Demonstrate the skills to use scalar and vector analytical techniques for analyzing forces in statically determinate structures.

CLO:4            Apply basic knowledge of maths and physics to solve real-world problems.

Course Contents

Basic Concepts

  • Concepts of space, time, mass, velocity, acceleration and force

  • Scalar and vector quantities

  • Newton’s law of motion

  • Law of gravitation 

System of Forces

  • Resultant and resolution of co-planer forces using parallelogram, triangle & polygon law and funicular polygon

  • Simple cases of resultant and resolution of forces in space

  • Conditions of equilibrium of co-planar forces, analytical and graphical formulations

Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies

  • Free body concept, conditions of support and attachment to other bodies

  • Support reactions under different types of loading

  • Introduction to shear force and bending moment diagrams

  • Degree of restraint and static determinacy

  • Statically determinate problems especially of civil engineering importance, equilibrium of two-force and three-force bodies

Kinematics

  • Work, energy and power

  • Virtual work formulation of equilibrium of coplanar force

  • Potential energy, energy criterion for equilibrium, stability of equilibrium, application to simple cases

Rigid Bodies

  • Geometrical properties of plane areas

  • First moment of area, centroid, second moment of area, principal axes, polar second moment of area and radius of gyration

Friction

  • Coulomb's theory of friction

  • Problems involving friction on flat and curved surfaces

Application of Principles of Dynamics

  • Rectilinear and curvilinear motion

  • Newton’s equation of motion, dynamic equilibrium

  • Introduction to practical use of the above principles and properties

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

                     CLO’s

CLO-1

(Knowledge)

CLO-2

 (Application of fundamental concepts)

CLO-3

 (Skills demonstration)

CLO-4

(Application of knowledge)

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

 

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

 

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

 

 

 

 

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

 

 

Quizzes (15-20%)

 

 

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

 

Final Exam (40-45%)