CE2201 MECHANICS OF SOLIDS second year third semester Anna University Syllabus
The subject of Mechanics of Solids cuts broadly across all branches of engineering profession. At
the end of this course, the student will have knowledge about behaviour of members subjected to
various type of forces. The subject can be mastered best by solving numerous problems.
UNIT I STRESS STRAIN AND DEFORMATION OF SOLIDS, STATES OF STRESS 9+3
Rigid bodies and deformable solids – stability, strength, stiffness – tension, compression and
shear stresses – strain, elasticity, Hooke’s law, limit of proportionately, modules of elasticity,
stress-strain curve, lateral strain – temperature stresses – deformation of simple and compound
bars – shear modulus, bulk modulus, relationship between elastic constants – biaxial state of
stress – stress at a point – stress on inclined plane – principal stresses and principal planes –
Mohr’s circle of stresses.
UNIT II ANALYSIS OF PLANE TRUSS, THIN CYLINDERS / SHELLS 9+3
Stability and equilibrium of plane frames – types of trusses – analysis of forces in truss members
method of joints, method of sections, method of tension coefficients – thin cylinders and shells –
under internal pressure – deformation of thin cylinders and shells.
UNIT III TRANSVERSE LOADING ON BEAMS 9+3
Beams – types of supports – simple and fixed, types of load – concentrated, uniformly distributed,
varying distributed load, combination of above loading – relationship between bending moment
and shear force – bending moment, shear force diagram for simply supported, cantilever and
over hanging beams – Theory of simple bending – analysis of stresses – load carrying capacity of
beams – proportioning of sections
UNIT IV DEFLECTION OF BEAMS AND SHEAR STRESSES 9+3
Deflection of beams – double integration method – Macaulay’s method – slope and deflection
using moment area method, Conjugate Beam method – variation of shear stress – shear stress
distribution in rectangular, I sections, solid circular sections, hollow circular sections, angle and
channel sections – shear flow – shear centre.
UNIT V TORSION AND SPRINGS 9+3
Stresses and deformation in circular (solid and hollow shafts) – stepped shafts – shafts fixed at
both ends – leaf springs – stresses in helical springs – deflection of springs.
TOTAL (L:45+T:15): 60 PERIODS
1. Egor P Popov, Engineering Mechanics of Solids, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 2003
2. Bansal R.K. Strength of materials, Laxmi Publications, New Delhi - 2007
1. Subramanian R., Strength of materials, Oxford university press, New Delhi - 2005
2. William A.Nash, Theory and Problems of Strength of Materials, Schaum’s Outline Series,
Tata McGraw-Hill publishing co., New Delhi – 2007.
3. Srinath L.S, Advanced Mechanics of Solids, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi,