Mechanical Engineering Syllabus:Strength of Materials (SOM)- Introduction to Strength of Materials
- Importance and applications of Strength of Materials in Mechanical Engineering
- Concepts of Stress and Strain
- Types of Stresses and Strains
- Stress-Strain Diagrams
- Elasticity and Plasticity of Materials
- Hooke's Law and Modulus of Elasticity
- Introduction to Mechanical Properties of Materials
Mechanical Properties of Materials- Tensile Testing
- Compressive Testing
- Shear Testing
- Hardness Testing
- Impact Testing
- Fatigue Testing
- Creep Testing
- Ductility and Brittleness
- Toughness and Resilience
- Yield Strength, Ultimate Strength, and Failure Criteria
- Material Selection for Mechanical Design
Stress and Strain- Normal Stress and Strain
- Shear Stress and Strain
- Deformation of Solids
- Axial Loading and Thermal Stress
- Poisson's Ratio
- Thermal Stress and Strain
- Combined Stresses
- Stress Concentration Factors
- Factor of Safety
Principal Stresses & Strains (Mohr's Circle)- Plane Stress and Plane Strain
- Principal Stresses and Principal Planes
- Mohr's Circle for Plane Stress
- Mohr's Circle for Plane Strain
- Principal Strains and Strain Compatibility
Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams- Introduction to Shear Force and Bending Moment
- Calculation of Shear Force and Bending Moment in Beams
- Sign Convention for Shear Force and Bending Moment
- Determination of Support Reactions
- Plotting Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams
- Point of Inflection
Bending Stresses in Beams- Flexural Formula
- Bending Stress Distribution in Beams
- Neutral Axis and Moment of Inertia
- Simplified Bending Stress Formulae
- Composite Beams
- Shear Center and Shear Flow
Shear Stresses in Beams- Shear Stress Distribution in Beams
- Shear Flow and Shear Center
- Shear Stress Due to Torsion
- Shear Stress Due to Bending and Torsion Combined
Torsion of Shafts- Introduction to Torsion
- Torsional Deformation and Stress Distribution
- Torsional Shear Stress and Shear Strain
- Torsional Rigidity and Polar Moment of Inertia
- Power Transmission in Shafts
- Torsional Vibrations
Pressure Vessels (Thin Cylinder)- Introduction to Pressure Vessels
- Thin-Walled Cylindrical Pressure Vessels
- Stress Analysis in Thin Cylindrical Shells
- Hoop Stress and Longitudinal Stress
- Design of Pressure Vessels
- Failure Analysis of Pressure Vessels
Deflection of Beams- Introduction to Beam Deflection
- Differential Equation of the Elastic Curve
- Slope and Deflection by Integration
- Area-Moment Method
- Moment-Area Method
- Virtual Work Method
- Calculation of Deflection in Beams
Strain Energy- Strain Energy and Resilience
- Strain Energy Due to Axial Deformation
- Strain Energy Due to Torsion
- Strain Energy Due to Bending
- Strain Energy Due to Shear
Theories of Failure- Maximum Shear Stress Theory
- Maximum Normal Stress Theory
- Maximum Principal Stress Theory
- Strain Energy Theory
- Failure Criteria for Ductile and Brittle Materials
Euler's Theory of Columns- Introduction to Column Buckling
- Euler's Column Formula
- Effective Length of Columns
- Slenderness Ratio
- Critical Buckling Load
- Modes of Buckling
- Column Design and Stability
This syllabus provides a comprehensive overview of the topics covered in a Mechanical Engineering course on Strength of Materials. The syllabus covers various aspects of stress, strain, and mechanical properties of materials, as well as the analysis and design of beams, shafts, pressure vessels, and columns. Students will gain a solid foundation in understanding and applying the principles of mechanics to solve engineering problems related to material strength and structural stability.
This course is helpful for the following exams: Civil Engineering (CE), Mechanical Engineering