Mechanics of Solids (2130003)   Old Code : 110010

4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


System of units
Laws of motion
Basic idea of force
Concept of centroid
Fundamentals of stress, strain and their relationships


Mechanics of Solids is conceptual applications of principles of mechanics in Engineering

Course Outcome

After learning the course the students should be able to:

  1. apply fundamental principles of mechanics & principles of equilibrium to simple and practical problems of engineering.
  2. apply principles of statics to determine reactions & internal forces in statically determinate beams.
  3. determine centroid and moment of inertia of a different geometrical shape and able to understand its importance.
  4. know basics of friction and its importance through simple applications.
  5. understand the different types of stresses and strains developed in the member subjected to axial, bending, shear, torsion & thermal loads.
  6. know behaviour & properties of engineering materials.
  7. know basics of simple machines and their working mechanism.

Active Learning

Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.