Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics

By Prof. Anubhab Roy   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 178
ABOUT THE COURSE : Static and dynamical mechanical systems are the heart of all engineering today. The static systems range from bridges, load bearing members of roofs to fasteners and bolts. Dynamical systems are also ubiquitous in the form of machines which convert electrical energy to mechanical energy. Understanding the equations governing these static and dynamical systems is at the heart of this course. During this course, we will touch upon the theoretical tools that we have available to us in order to be able to analyse these systems. The world around us is full of engineered systems, such as machines, automobiles, bridges and buildings. The objective of this course is to present the basic principles of dynamics and help develop proficiency in applying these principles to formulate and solve dynamics problems. We will also study applications of dynamics concepts to modeling engineered machines.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Interested Learners


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 17 Mar 2023
Exam Date : 26 Mar 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1  :  Basics of rigid bodies
Week 2  :  Introduction to trusses and joints
Week 3  :  Discussion on beams
Week 4  :  Overview of friction and work & energy
Week 5  :  Plane kinematics
Week 6  :  Plane kinetics
Week 7  :  Work-Energy and Impulse-Momentum methods
Week 8  :  Overview of Vibrations

Books and references

•    1. "Engineering Mechanics - Volume I - Statics", J. L. Merian and L.G. Kraige, Wiley Publishers
•    2. "Engineering Mechanics - Volume II - Dynamics", J. L. Merian and L.G. Kraige, Wiley Publishers
•    3. "Engineering Mechanics - Statics", R. C. Hibbeler, Prentice Hall Publishers
•    4. "Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics", R. C. Hibbeler, Prentice Hall Publishers

Instructor bio

Prof. Anubhab Roy

IIT Madras
Prof. Anubhab Roy, IIT Madras

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
26 March 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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