Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Mechanics of Solids-I

Prerequisites: Engineering Mechanics

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To enable students to learn fundamentals regarding strength of materials.
  • To enhance skills of utilizing material of appropriate strength for civil engineering application.
Course Outline:
Simple Stress and Strain: Kinds of stresses and strains, Difference between stress and pressure, Load Extension Diagrams for different Materials, Hook’s Law, Moduli of elasticity, Lateral strain, Volumetric Strain, Poisson’s Ratio, Temperature stresses and Compound bars.
Analysis of Beams: Shear force and bending moment diagrams of beams under different loading conditions, Theory of simple bending, Moment of resistance and section modulus, Applications of flexure formula, Shear Stresses in Beams, Shear Centre, Shear Flow.
Column and Struts:  A short and long axially loaded columns, their modes of failure, and conditions, equivalent length, Euler’s formula, and Empirical formula like Rankine Gordon Formula etc., Slenderness Ratio.
Circular Shafts:  Theory of Torsion for solid and hollow circular shafts.
Springs:  Open coil springs, closed coil springs, leaf springs.
Strain Energy:  Strain Energy due to direct loads, shear force, bending moments,  torque and impact loads.

Lab Outline:

The Design work and/or experiments related to above mentioned outline shall be covered in the Laboratory/Design class.

Recommended Books:

  • Pytel, A. & F.L.Singer, Strength of Material, Harper & row Publishers, New York.
  • Hibbler, R.C., Mechanics of Materials, Prentice Hall, 6th Edition, 2004.
  • Warnock, F.V., Benham, P.P., Mechanics of Solids and Strength of Materials, Pitman Publishing, 1970.
  • James M. Gere & Barry. J. Goodno, Mechanics of Materials, 7th Edition, 2008, CL Engineering
  • James M. Gere & Stephen P. Timoshenko,, Mechanics of Materials, 4th Edition, 1997,  PWS Pub Co.