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

## 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
• 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