GP110 Engineering Mechanics
Course Code
GP110
Course Title
Engineering Mechanics
Credits
3
Course Type
CORE
Aims/Objectives
To introduce the state of rest or motion of bodies that are subjected to the action of forces. Emphasis will be on applications to Engineering Designs.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
Knowledge:
At the end of this course, a student will be able to;
 use scalar and vector methods for analysing forces in structures or components
Skill:
At the end of this course, a student will be able to;
 apply fundamental concepts of motion and identify parameters that define motion of different systems
 identify interaction forces in solid and fluid continua
 use Newton’s laws of motion, basic concepts of energy, equilibrium and conservation principles
Attitude:
 use engineering mechanics for solving problems systematically
Textbooks and References
 Hibbeler, R.C., (2013). Engineering Mechanics Statics and Dynamics, 13th edition, Pearson (or any edition from 9th).
 Douglas, J. F., Gasiorek, G. M., Swaffield, J. A., Jack, L. B., (2005), Fluid Mechanics, 5th edition, Pearson (or any later Editions).
Topic  Time Allocated / hours  

L  T  P  A  
Introduction, force systems forces and couples; equilibrium of rigid body 
       
Analysis of simple structures structures and components; loads and supports; internal and external forces; freebody diagrams; statically determinate structures; analysis of trusses; beams and shear force and bending moment diagrams 
       
Stress and strain Hooke’s law, and deformation of axially loaded members; statically indeterminate problems 
       
Work and energy methods work due to forces and couples; virtual displacements and virtual work; strain energy and potential energy; energy principles 
       
Fluid pressure fluids in equilibrium; fluid pressure; pressure variation in constant and variable density media including the atmosphere; measurement of pressure 
       
Fluid statics forces on plane surfaces; forces on curved surfaces; buoyancy; stability of floating bodies 
       
Particle kinematics position, displacement, velocity and acceleration vectors in rectilinear and nonrectilinear motion; representation in Cartesian, polar and intrinsic coordinate systems; application to simple curvilinear motion 
       
Planer rigidbody kinematics translation and rotation; relative motion; instantaneous centre of rotation; application to simple mechanisms; velocity and acceleration diagrams 
       
Linear rigidbody kinetics equation of motion; D’Alembert’s principle; momentum and impulse relationship; work and energy relationship 
       
Total (hours) 
28  11  12   
L = Lectures, T = Tutorial classes, P = Practical classes, A = Homework Assignments
Assessment  Percentage Marks 

Practicals  10 
Assignments  10 
MidExam  20 
EndExam  60 
Last Update: 03/02/2024

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