Strength of Materials (PAI) (2130608)  

List of Practicals

Sr. Practical Title
Verification of principle of moment: Bell crank lever
Determination of member force in a triangular truss
Determination of hardness of metals: Brinell /Vicker/Rockwell hardness test
Determination of impact of metals: Izod/Charpy impact test
Determination of Transverse strength and Modulus of Elasticity for Metals/Timber
Determination of Torsional strength and Modulus of Rigidity for Metals

Major Equipment
  1. Truss set up
  2. Bell crank lever
  3. Hardness testing machine
  4. Impact testing machine
  5. Universal testing machine / Compression Testing Machine with Flexure Testing Arrangement
  6. Torsion Testing Machine

List of Open Source Software/learning website:

Design based Problems (DP): (any two)

  1. For a real industrial building having roof truss arrangement, (a) take photograph & identify type of truss, (b) draw sketch of truss with all geometrical dimension, cross sections details, type of joints, type of support conditions (c) prepare a model of truss (d) identify & determine types of load acts on it (d) determine support reactions & member forces due to dead load & live load only.
  2. Take a case of the Mery-Go-Round used in the fun park. Draw its sketch showing radius of wheel, no of seats, capacity of each seats and other related information. Determine the amount of resultant produced at the center of wheel during rest position, when (i) it is fully loaded (2) it is 30% loaded with symmetric arrangement. Draw support arrangement and determine support reactions. Also determine amount of torque required to start its operation.
  3. Prepare working models for various types of beams with different shape of cross section, supporting conditions and study the effect of cross section on the deflection of beams.