Title of the course

MM  203 :  Mechanics of Materials



Credit structure

L          T          P          C

2           1          0           6



Pre-requisite, if any




Course content

Concepts of force fields, equilibrium and compatibility.  Techniques and practices for writing internal force diagrams.  Cables and Trusses. Types of beams. Shear force and bending moment diagrams. Simple bending theory. Torsion. Pressure Vessel Design.

Theory of elastic deformation in one dimensional solids.  Constitutive relationships in elasticity.  Micromechanisms of elastic behaviour in materials.  Multiaxial stress-strain description.  Mohr circle representation of stress and strain.  Failure theories.

Plastic yielding, normality conditions and associated flow rules.  Ideal deformation work.  Micromechanisms of plastic behaviour in materials.




J.M. Gere and S.P. Timoshenko, Mechanics of Materials, CBS Publishers, 1986.


S.H. Crandall, N.C. Dahl and S.J. Lardner, An Introduction to Mechanics of Solids, Tata McGraw-Hill,  New Delhi, 1978.


G.E. Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988.



Instructor(s) name

Prof. Aparna Singh



, L – Lecture, T – Tutorial, P – Practical, C - Credit