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Mechanics of Solids - I

Course Title: Mechanics of solids - I

Course Code: CE – 119
Course Duration: One Semester
Credit Units: 3 Credit Hrs (Contact Hrs. 03)
Level: 2nd Semester, 1st Year
Medium of Instruction: English
Prerequisites: None
Equivalent Courses: Not Applicable

Course Aims
 To enable students understand the fundamentals of strength of materials and
behavior of deformable solid bodies subjected to different loading conditions
 The students will be able to solve engineering problems of various nature dealing
with the mechanics of solids, determining strength, stiffness and stability of members
in a structural systems based on the skills developed in the course

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

Taxono Assessment PLOs

CLOs my activities and addressed
domain weight by course
1 Define different types of C1 Assign: 15% Engineering
stresses, strains, material Quiz: 10% Knowledge,
constants Mid term: 25% PLO1
Final term: 50%
2 Explain mechanics of C2 Assign: 15% Engineering
deformable solid bodies, load- Quiz: 10% Knowledge,
deflection curve. Mid term: 25% PLO1
Final term: 50%
3 Apply theory of simple stress, C3 Assign: 15% Problem
beam theory to calculate Quiz: 10% Analysis,
stresses/strains in structural Mid term: 25% PLO2
members Final term: 50%
4 Evaluate load carrying C5 Assign: 15% Problem
capacities of structural Quiz: 10% Analysis,
members subjected to various Mid term: 25% PLO2
loading conditions Final term: 50%
Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs)
Course learning outcomes will be achieved through a combination of the following
teaching strategies.

 Classroom discussions
 Solved examples in the classroom
 Class assignments
 Quizzes
 Homework assignments
 Mid-term examination
 Final comprehensive examination

Week Weekly Lectures
Introduction to the course, Concept of stress, strength and
1 1,2
material failure. Types of stresses
Free body diagrams, Normal stresses in axially loaded
2 1,2,3,4
compound bars
3 Shear stresses and Bearing stresses 1,2,3,4
Normal and shearing strain, Hooke’s law, modulus of
4 1,2
elasticity, Stress-strain diagram
Lateral and Volumetric strain, Poisson’s ratio
5 1,2,3,4
Bi-axial and tri-axial deformations
Statically indeterminate members and Compatibility
6 equations 2,3,4
Thermal stresses
7 Stresses in compound bars due to Torsion 2,4
8 Power transmitted by circular shafts 4
9 Mid-Term Exam
Shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically
10 determinate beams 2,4
Relation between Load, Shear and Moment
Shear force and Bending moment diagrams by semi-
11 2,4
graphical method
Theory of simple bending, Neutral axis
12 Derivation of flexure formula 1,2,3,4
Determination of flexural stresses in beams
Derivation of Horizontal shear stress formula
13 2,3,4
Determination of shearing stresses in beams
14 Deflection of beams by Double integration method 3,4
15 Deflection of beams by Moment-Area method (Cantilever 3,4
Deflection of beams by Moment-Area method (Simply
16 3,4
supported beams)
17 Deflection of beams by Conjugate beam method 3,4
18 Final-Term Exam

Grading of Students Achievements

The grading for this course is based on the Academic Regulations criterion of the

Grade Grade
Grade Definitions
Letter Points
Strong evidence of original thinking; good
organization, capacity to analyze &
A 4.0 synthesize; superior grasp of subject
A- 3.67 matter; evidence of extensive knowledge
Evidence of grasp of subject, some
B+ 3.33 evidence of critical capacity and
B 3.00 Good analytical ability; reasonable
B- 2.67 understanding of issues; evidence of
familiarity with literature.
Student who is profiting from the
C+ 2.33 university experience; understanding of
C 2.00 Adequate the subject; ability to develop solutions to
C- 1.67 simple problems in the material.
Sufficient familiarity with the subject
D+ 1.33 matters to enable the student to progress
D 1.00 without repeating the course.
Little evidence of familiarity with the
subject matter; weakness in critical and
F 0.00 Failure
analytical skills; limited, or irrelevant use
of literature.

The following topics will be covered in the course through lecturing and home
 Simple stress and strain. Types of stresses and strains, Load-extension diagrams
for different materials, Hooke’s law, Modulus of elasticity, Poisson’s ratio, Lateral
and volumetric strain, Temperature stresses and compound bars
 Theory of torsion of solid and hollow circular shafts
 Relationship between Load, Shear and Moment, Shear force and bending
moment diagrams for statically determinate beams
 Theory of simple bending, Neutral axis, Resisting moments and section modulus,
Shear stresses in mono-symmetrical beams
 Deflection and rotations in beams by double integration, Moment area and
Conjugate beam method

Recommended Books and References

1. Strength of materials, 4th edition by Andrew Pytel and Ferdinand L. Singer
2. Mechanics of materials by E.P. Popov

Course Coordinator
Dr. Awais Ahmed
Assistant Professor Office Location:
Department of Civil Engineering 2nd Floor (room 301)
UET Peshawar Earthquake Engineering Center, UET Peshawar.

Dr. Naveed Ahmad Office Location:

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Earthquake Engineering Center,
UET Peshawar. UET Peshawar