COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)


CLO: 1. to define and explain principles of engineering mechanics (i.e. statics and dynamics) related to civil engineering domain. (C2)
CLO: 2. to solve problems of statics and dynamics related to civil engineering domain using principles of engineering mechanics. (C3)
CLO: 3. to discuss and clarify concepts of principles of engineering mechanics (i.e. statics and dynamics) for different simple situations. (A2)
CLO: 4. to prepare free body diagrams of real case phenomenon considering engineering mechanics point of view. (C3)

COURSE CONTENTS

  1. Basic Concepts
    • Concepts of space, time, mass, velocity, acceleration and force
    • Scalar and vector quantities
    • Newton’s law of motion
    • Law of gravitation
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Kinematics
    • Rectilinear motion
    • Curvilinear motion
    • Newton’s equation of motion
    • Dynamic equilibrium
    • Introduction to practical use of the above principles and properties
  5. 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
  6. Friction
    • Friction and related terms
    • Coulomb’s theory of friction
    • Problems involving friction on flat and curved surfaces
  7. Kinetics
    • Force and acceleration
    • Work and energy
    • Impulse and momentum
    • Introduction to practical use of the above principles and properties