IIT Guwahati Solid Mechanics-II Syllabus

IIT Guwahati Solid Mechanics-II Syllabus 


ME 223. Solid Mechanics – II (3-0-0-6)                                                                  

Pre-requisite: ME 212 or equivalent.

Analysis of stresses: 3D state of stress at a point; principal stresses; invariants; 3D Mohr’s circle; octahedral stresses; hydrostatic and pure shear stresses. Differential equations of equilibrium in rectangular and polar coordinates. Boundary conditions. Saint-Venant’s principle, Principle of superposition. Analysis of strains: 3D strain components in rectangular and polar coordinates; state of strain at a point; principal strains; strain deviators and invariants. Compatibility conditions in rectangular and polar coordinates. Constitutive relations. Boundary value problems: Stress formulation and displacement formulation; Beltrami-Michell equations and Navier’s equations. Methods of solution and uniqueness of solution. Plane problems: Plane stress and plane strain problems. Airy stress function. 2D problems in rectangular and polar coordinates and axisymmetric problems: Cantilever beam with end load; uniformly loaded beam; thick and thin walled cylinders; rotating discs and cylinders; plate with a circular hole. Curved beams. Torsion of non-circular bars: Saint-Venant’s semi-inverse method; Prandtl’s stress function method. Unsymmetrical bending, shear center and shear flow. Energy methods: Principle of virtual work; minimum potential energy; statically indeterminate systems. Elastic stability: Analysis of beam columns. Yield and Fracture criteria: Different failure theories; stress space and strain space; yield surfaces. Introduction to plasticity.


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[2] L. S. Srinath, Advanced Mechanics Of Solids, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2008.


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