ME-115 Statics



Theory = 3
Practical = 0


S. No. CLOs PLO Taxonomy
1 Define different theoretical concepts related to statics PLO-1

Level 1*

2 Apply vector algebra and equations of equilibrium in engineering problems PLO-2 Coginitive
Level 3*
3 Carry out calculation for the centroid, moment of areas and inertia for systems under equilibrium PLO-2 Coginitive
Level 3*


  • Statics of Particles: Forces in a plane, Equilibrium of a particle, Newton’s first law, Free body diagram, Forces in space (rectangular components), Equilibrium of a particle in space.
  • Rigid Bodies: Equivalent systems of forces, Principle of transmissibility, Moment of a force, Couple, Varignon’s theorem.
  • Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies: Free-body diagram, Equilibrium in two and three dimensions, Reaction at supports and connections, Equilibrium of two-force and three force bodies.
  • Analysis of Structures: Internal forces and Newton’s Third Law, Trusses, Simple and space trusses, Methods of joints and sections, Frames and machine analysis.
  • Forces in Beams and Cables: Shear force and bending moment diagrams, Cables with concentrated and distributed loads.
  • Friction: Laws of dry friction, Coefficient of friction and angles of friction, Wedges, Square-threaded screws, Journal and thrust bearings, Belt Friction.
  • Distributed Forces: Centroids and centers of gravity, Areas and lines, Composite plates and wires, Distributed loads on beams, Forces on submerged surfaces, Center of gravity of a three dimensional body and centroid of a volume. Second moment of area and moments of inertia, Polar moment of inertia, Radius of gyration, Parallel axis theorem.
  • Method of Virtual Work: Work of a force, Virtual work, Real machines and mechanical efficiency, Potential energy and equilibrium, stability of equilibrium.


(01) J.L. Meriam, Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 9th Ed. Wiley, 2018.

(02) R.C. Hibbeler, Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 13th Ed. Pearson Education Inc., 2013.

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