**ME101 Engineering Mechanics (3-1-0-8)**

*Prerequisite: Nil*

**Equivalent Force Systems:** concentrated and distributed force systems, simplest resultant (wrench), centre of pressure, centroid, and centre of gravity.

**Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies:** free body diagram, reactions, equations of equilibrium,

static indeterminacy.

**Analysis of Structures:** analysis of trusses, method of joints and method of sections, analysis of frames and beams, shear force and bending moment, axial force and twisting moment.

**Friction:** concept of friction, applications of friction to simple machines; rolling resistance.

**Virtual Work:** principle of virtual work and its application to machines.

**Moment of Inertia:** moments of inertia of simple and composite bodies, moments of inertia under transformation of axes, principle axes and principle moments of inertia, Mohr’s circle.

**Kinematics of Particles and Rigid Bodies:** rectilinear motion, curvilinear motion, velocity and acceleration in cylindrical and path coordinate system, relative and constrained motion, rate of change of a vector in a rotating frame, three-dimensional motion of a particle relative to a rotating frame, rigid body kinematics.

**Kinetics of Systems of Particles and Rigid Bodies:** linear and angular momentum of a system of particles and a rigid body, kinetic energy of a system of particle and a rigid body, linear and angular momentum principles, Euler equation of motion.

**Impact of Rigid Bodies:** linear and angular impulse, impulse-momentum principle,

work-energy principle, central and eccentric impacts.

**References:**

[1] I. H. Shames, Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, 4th Edition, PHI, 2002.

[2] F. P. Beer, E. R. Johnston Jr., D. F. Mazurek, P. J. Cornwell, S. Sanghi, Vector Mechanics for Engineers Statics and Dynamics, 10th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2013.

[3] J. L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige, Engineering Mechanics Statics, 7th Edition, John Willey, 2012.