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GE2114 Engineering Mechanics Syllabus
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Syllabus of Anna University Chennai Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology (BE/BTech) - R2008/Affiliated Institutions Common Syllabus - Ist Year - GE2114 Engineering Mechanics



(Common to B.E. Civil, / Mech,./ Aero, / Prod, / B.Tech. (Chemical, Textile / Polymer Tech. / Biotech. / Petroleum Engg. / Rubber & Plastics Tech.)



Basic concepts of Mechanics for Static and Dynamics have to be implanted into the student.


At the end of this course the student should be able to understand the vectorial and scalar representation of forces and moments, static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies both in two dimensions and also in three dimensions. Further, he should understand the principle of work and energy. He should be able to comprehend the effect of friction on equilibrium. He should be able to understand the laws of motion, the kinematics of motion and the interrelationship. He should also be able to write the dynamic equilibrium equation. All these should be achieved both conceptually and through solved examples.

Unit I. Basics & Statics of Particles (18)

Introduction - Units and Dimensions - Laws of Mechanics – Lame’s theorem, Parallelogram and triangular Law of forces – Vectors – Vectorial representation of forces and moments – Vector operations: addition, subtraction, dot product, cross product - Coplanar Forces – Resolution and Composition of forces – Equilibrium of a particle – Forces in space - Equilibrium of a particle in space - Equivalent systems of forces – Principle of transmissibility – Single equivalent force

Unit II. Equilibrium Of Rigid Bodies (24)

Free body diagram – Types of supports and their reactions – requirements of stable equilibrium – Static determinacy - Moments and Couples – Moment of a force about a point and about an axis – Vectorial representation of moments and couples – Scalar components of a moment – Varignon’s theorem - Equilibrium of Rigid bodies in two dimensions – Analysis of pin jointed plane trusses - Equilibrium of Rigid bodies in three dimensions – Examples.

Unit III. Friction (12)

Frictional force – Laws of Coloum friction – Simple contact friction - – Belt friction –Transmission of power through belts – Wedge Friction – Screw Jack – Rolling Resistance

Unit IV. Properties of Surfaces and Solids (18)

Determination of Areas and Volumes – First moment of area and the Centroid of sections – Rectangle, circle, triangle from integration – T section, I section, Angle section, Hollow section by using standard formula – second and product moments of plane area – Rectangle, triangle, circle from integration – T section, I section, Angle section, Hollow section by using standard formula – Parallel axis theorem and perpendicular axis theorem – Polar moment of inertia – Principal moments of inertia of plane areas – Principal axes of inertia - Mass moment of inertia – Derivation of mass moment of inertia for rectangular section, prism, sphere from first principle – Relation to area moments of inertia.

Unit V. Dynamics of Particles (18)

Displacements, Velocity and acceleration, their relationship – Relative motion – Curvilinear motion – Newton’s law – Work Energy Equation of particles – Impulse and Momentum – Impact of elastic bodies.

L: 90 T: 30 TOTAL: 120 periods


1.Beer, F.P and Johnson Jr. E.R, "Vector Mechanics for Engineers", Vol. (1) Statics and Vol.(2). Dynamics, McGraw-Hill International Edition, 1997.


1.Hibbeller, R.C., Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 1 Statics, Vol. 2 Dynamics, Pearson Education Asia Pvt. Ltd., 2000.

2.Ashok Gupta, Interactive Engineering Mechanics – Statics – A Virtual Tutor (CDROM), Pearson Education Asia Pvt., Ltd., 2002

3.Palanichamy, M.S., Nagan, S., Engineering Mechanics – Statics & Dynamics, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2001.

4.Irving H. Shames, Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics, IV Edition - Pearson Education Asia Pvt. Ltd., 2003.

5.Rajasekaran, S, Sankarasubramanian, G., Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics, Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 2000.

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