BTech Engineering Bridging Unit (BEBU) in Civil Engineering (Mechanics: Statics)

 

Objectives

After completing this module, each student should be able to:

  • establish equilibrium equations for particles and rigid bodies via free body diagrams,

  • identify constraints and determine the centre of gravity, centroid and moment of inertia,

  • analyse statically determinate trusses, frames and machines,

  • draw shear force and bending moment diagrams of beams under lateral loads,

  • find fluid forces on plates.

Description

  • General Concepts: Newton’s Laws in Mechanics; SI System of Units; Forces and Moments.

  • Equilibrium Conditions; Free Body Diagrams of Particles and Rigid Bodies.

  • Centre of Gravity, Centroid and Moment of Inertia.

  • Analysis of Statically Determinate Pin Jointed Structures (Trusses).

  • Analysis of Statically Determinate Frames and Machines.

  • Analysis of Statically Determinate Taut Cables.

  • Beams under Lateral Loads; Shear Force Diagrams; Bending Moment Diagrams.

  • Fluid Statics.
 
Syllabus

1. General Concepts: Newton’s Laws in Mechanics; SI System of Units; Forces and Moments; General Procedure and Considerations. 

2. Equilibrium of Particles: Systems of Forces; Conditions for Equilibrium; Free Body Diagrams of Particles.

3. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies: Systems of Forces and Moments; Conditions for Equilibrium;Free Body Diagrams of Rigid Bodies.

4. Structural Constraints and the Centre of Gravity and Centroid of a Body.

5. Analysis of Statically Determinate Pin Jointed Structures (Trusses): Analysis of Trusses by Method of Joints; Analysis of Truss by Method of Sections.

6. Analysis of Statically Determinate Frames and Machines: Basic Considerations; Free Body Diagrams; Equilibrium Conditions.

7. Analysis of Taut Cables; Conditions for Equilibrium; Free Body Diagrams.

8. Beams under Lateral Loads: Free Body Diagrams; Equilibrium Equations; Shear Force Diagrams; Bending Moment Diagrams.

9. Determination of Fluid Forces on Plates.

 
02 October 2019