The curriculum consists of Force Systems, Equilibrium, Friction, Kinematics and Kinetics of Particles, Properties of Areas, Stress/Strain, Torsion, Flexural Loading, Transformation of Stress and Strain, Combined Loading and Columns.
Resoures To Be Referred
Statics – Merriam & Kraigge [bt]
Vector Mechanics – Beer and Johnston [lb]
Mechanics of Materials – E. Popov [lb/dc]
Mechanics of Materials – Beer and Johnston [dc]
Check the Internal Noticeboard from the Institute Website for Mechanics, for assignments uploaded
Points To Note:
The preliminary part of this course is already covered as part of JEE syllabus, and hence is quite easily understandable. The culminating part is also an extension, which makes this course quite practical to learn.
Try to remember some set methods for analyzing a certain mechanical system.
Practice is the main key in this subject. Also, maintain some conventions that you follow throughout the course.
Class notes are required for this particular subject. Tutorials may/may not be conducted as per the wish of the professor.
30 -> Midsem (Scaled from 100 to 30)
50 -> Endsem (Scaled from either 100 or 120 to 50)
20 -> 2 class tests, scaled totally to 20 marks
Question Paper Pattern
The papers consist of just 4-5 questions, both in the midsem and in the endsem. Students are advised to read the question once, and work out in rough the algorithm/method to solve the system. Once sure, it is usually not a cumbersome solution. The solution should basically click. Part marking is provided for drawing the free body diagrams, which is even otherwise mandatory to draw.