BTech Engineering Preparatory Unit (BEPU) 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 the statical determinacy of structures,

  • analyse statically determinate trusses, frames and machines,

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

  • investigate effect of friction on statics of structure, 

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.

  • Constraints and Statical Determinacy of Structures; Centre of Gravity and Centroid of a Body

  • 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. 

  • Dry Friction; Coefficients of Friction; Effects of Friction on Equilibrium Conditions of Structures.

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. Constraints and the Statical Determinacy of Structures; 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. Dry Friction; Coefficients of Friction; Effects of Friction Forces on Equilibrium Conditions of Structures. 

 

 
02 October 2019