NPTEL Courses

Mechanics of Solids

This course is to serve as an introduction to mechanics of deformable solid bodies. The primary course objective is to equip the students with the tools necessary to solve mechanics problems, which involves (a) static analysis of a component to find the internal actions (forces and moments), (b) determine stresses, strains and deformation due to internal actions, and (c) compare them with known acceptable values. This requires the familiarity with the vocabulary of the subject, skill of drawing free body diagrams and the understanding of the material behavior under loads. It is expected to improve your engineering design skills. (from nptel.ac.in )


Prof. Priyanka Ghosh, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur.
Architectural and civil engineering

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Lecture 01 - Planar Rigid Body