Engineering Mechanics

Abhijit Chanda, Debabrata Nag

ISBN: 9788126570935

520 pages

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INR 579


Engineering Mechanics provides a comprehensive coverage for the Mechanical Engineering

students and Practicing Engineers. With the purpose of providing a smooth transition from high

school mathematics to Engineering Mechanics, a separate dedicated chapter on Vector Algebra

has been introduced at the beginning of this book. The subject matter has been presented with

essential and coherent theoretical background. It also highlights the applications of the theory

learnt through a wide number of worked-out Solved Examples arranged in increasingly difficult






Chapter 1 a Quick Glimpse to Vector algebra

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Unit Vector

1.3 Direction Cosines

1.4 Vector as a Line Segment

1.5 Position Vector

1.6 Vector Addition and Subtraction

1.7 Product of Two Vectors

1.8 Vector Equation

1.8.1 Linearly Independent Vectors

1.9 A Look to Different Coordinate Systems


Chapter 2 introduction to Mechanics

2.1 Mechanics – Basic Definitions

2.2 Idealisations and Basic Assumptions

2.3 Dimensions, Law of Dimensional Homogeneity and Units


Chapter 3 Vector Mechanics

3.1 Introduction

3.2 An Introduction to Vector Algebra

3.3 Miscellaneous Vectors

3.4 Vector Resolution and Cartesian Vector

3.5 Position Vector

3.6 Product of Vectors

3.7 Couple-Moment


Chapter 4 Equivalent Force and Moment

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Basic Concept

4.3 Varigon’s Theorem of Moment


Chapter 5 Equilibrium

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Analysis Methodology

5.3 Free Body Diagrams

5.4 Two-Force Member

5.5 Three-Force Member

5.6 Frames and Machines


Chapter 6 Truss

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Types of Truss

6.3 Analysis of Truss


Chapter 7 Friction

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Governing Equation of Friction

7.3 Steps of Analysis

7.4 Friction in Simple Machines


Chapter 8 Central Points and Properties of Surfaces

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Centre of Mass and Centre of Gravity

8.3 Area Moment of Inertia

8.4 Product Area-Moment of Inertia

8.5 Parallel Axis Theorem

8.6 Perpendicular Axis Theorem

8.7 Area Moment of Inertia for Composite Area

8.8 Centroid of Shell Element


Chapter 9 Distributed Force Systems

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Types of Distributed Load

9.3 Analysis of Plane Distributed Load


Chapter 10 Virtual Work

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Virtual Work Theorems and Equation of Equilibrium Formulations




Chapter 1 Particle Kinematics


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Study of Kinematics

1.3 Rectilinear Motion

1.4 Plane Curvilinear Motion in X-Y Coordinates

1.5 n-t Coordinates for Curvilinear Motion

1.6 Curvilinear Motion in Polar Coordinates

1.7 Kinematics of Connected Bodies


Chapter 2 Kinetics

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Kinetics of a Particle

2.3 Two-Dimensional Kinetics of a Slab-Like Rigid Body

2.4 D’Alembert’s Principle

2.5 Types of Kinetics Problems


Chapter 3 Work, Energy and Power

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Work Done by Various Types of Forces

3.3 Energy

3.4 Conservative Forces

3.5 Work–Energy Principle

3.6 Power


Chapter 4 Momentum and Impulse

4.1 Impulse and Linear Momentum of a Particle

4.2 Angular Momentum

4.3 Conservation of Linear Momentum

4.4 Conservation of Angular Momentum

4.5 Linear Momentum for a System of Mass Particles

4.6 Impulsive Forces and Moments

4.7 Collision of Bodies


Chapter 5 Dynamics of System of Particles

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Kinematics of System

5.3 Kinetics of the System


Chapter 6 Plane Kinematics of Rigid Body

6.1 Rigid Body

6.2 Motion of Rigid Body in Two Dimensions

6.3 Instantaneous Centre of Velocity

6.4 Piston Displacement and Velocity of a Reciprocating Mechanism

6.5 Special Discussion on the Locus of a Point on the Connecting Rod

6.6 Rolling Motion of Cylinder-Like Body


Chapter 7 Rotational Kinetics of Rigid Bodies

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Equations of Motion of Body Undergoing Plane Fixed-Axis Rotation

7.3 D’Alembert’s Principle

7.4 Mass-Moment of Inertia


Chapter 8 Introduction to Dynamics of Vibration

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Free Vibration of an SDOF System

8.3 Consideration of Mass of the Spring Element

8.4 Damped Free Vibration of Single Degree of Freedom System

8.5 Viscous Damping

8.6 Forced Vibration of Single Degree of Freedom System

8.7 Forced Vibration


Solved Examples

Practice Problems




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