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Dr Zubair Imam Syed
Ph: 05 368 7313
Lectures Monday 4:00-5:00 pm Building 14-02-07Friday 8:00-10:00 am Building 14-02-07
Tutorials Tuesday 8:00-10:00 am Building 21-01-07Thursday 12:00-2:00 pm Building 13-01-06
Course Learning OutcomesAt the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Resolve a system of forces and apply the equilibrium conditions2. Solve problems involving simple trusses and friction3. Calculate the geometrical properties of simple and complex areas and solids4. Analyze the dynamics of a rigid body
Course involvement time:
Assessment:3 Assignments 15%3 Quizzes 15%2 Tests 20% Final Examination 50%
Course OutlineWk dates Topic CLO Activities
1 Topic -1: Statics of a Particle
Fundamental concepts; Unit of measurement Force vector, Vector operations; Position vector Condition of Equilibrium; Free-Body Diagram Coplanar Force Systems; Moment of a Force; Principle of
Moments; Moment of a Couple Equivalent System; Resultants of a Force and Couple System
4 Topic -2: Equilibrium of a Rigid body
Free-Body Diagrams, Equations of Equilibrium in Two and Three Dimensions
Application of Equations of Equilibrium
Topic -3: Trusses and Friction Simple Trusses, The Method of Joints, The Method of Sections
5Tutorial 3 Quiz
6Tutorial 4Quiz 2
Test 1 8 Topic -3: Trusses and Friction (Contd)
Characteristics of Dry Friction, Problems Involving dry FrictionCLO2
9Topic -4: Geometric Properties of Areas and Solids
Centre of Gravity, Centroid, Composite Bodies, Theorems of Pappus and Guldinus
Moments of Inertia, Product of inertia, Radii of Gyration, Parallel-Axis Theorem
Test 2 on Topic 3 and 4CLO 3
Tutorial 5Quiz 3
10 Tutorial 6
Acquire and apply engineering fundamentals to complex civil engineering problems.
Identify, formulate and solve complex civil engineering problems using creativity and
Design and develop solutions for complex civil engineering problems.
Investigate complex civil engineering problems using research based knowledge and methods.
Utilize modern tools to evaluate complex civil engineering activities.
Demonstrate the understanding of the legal, health & safety, social and cultural responsibilities
of a professional engineer.
Demonstrate the principles of entrepreneurship, sustainable design and development.
Apply professional ethics and responsibilities in civil engineering practice.
Communicate effectively with all levels of industry and society on complex civil engineering
Perform effectively in multi-disciplinary settings as an individual and in a team with the capacity
to be a leader or manager.
Recognize, acquire and undertake an independent and lifelong learning in continual
Demonstrate and apply engineering management and economic principles in multidisciplinary
environments as an individual or as a leader in a team.
Civil Engineering Programme Outcomes (PO)
VCB1023 ENGINEERING MECHANICS PO1 PO2
CLO1 Resolve a system of forces and apply the equilibrium conditions. 40
CLO2 Solve problems involving simple trusses and friction. 25
CLO3Calculate the geometrical properties of simple and complex areas
CLO4 Analyze the dynamics of a rigid body. 15
55 45 100
VCB1023 ENGINEERING MECHANICS CO1 CO2 CO3 CO4 TOTAL
QUIZ 1 5 5
QUIZ 2 5 5
QUIZ 3 5 5
ASSIGNMENT 1 5 5
ASSIGNMENT 2 5 5
ASSIGNMENT 3 5 5
20TEST 1 10 10
TEST 2 5 5 10
FEQ 1 10 10
FEQ 2 10 10
FEQ3 10 10
FEQ 4 10 10
FEQ 5 10 10
100 40 25 20 15 100
MAPPING TO PO/CLO
ASSESSMENT MAPPING TO CLO
Hibbeler, R.C., (2010), Engineering Mechanics Statics, SI Version, Prentice Hall.
Hibbbeler, R.C., (2010), Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, SI Version, Prentice Hall.
Timoshenko, Young and Rao (1995), Engineering Mechanics, McGraw Hill
Beer et al. (2012), Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics, McGraw-Hill
What is Engineering Mechanics?
What is Civil Engineering, anyway?
What I will be doing when I become a Civil Engineer?
Why I wanted to be a Civil Engineer?
Why are they standing?
How were they designed and build?
Where you could be working as a
Consultancy/ Construction/ Planning and
Designing/ Industries like oil and gas company,
water supply and management/ academic
research institution/ sales/
business person/ etc.
Mechanics Knowledge branch
- Rigid-body Mechanics
- Deformable-body Mechanics
- Fluid Mechanics
Rigid-body Mechanics :
deals with effect of force on bodies which are not moving
deals with force effect on moving bodies
We will be studying the effect of force on objects (rigid-
bodies) in this subject.
So, Why is it important to study the effect of
forces on objects?
Why do objects move as they do?
Why do objects remain in rest as they do?
What happening when the Dad pushes the swing forward once?
What are the action of forces we can identify around us?......Think!
1st Law 1: An object persists to be in its original state unless acted upon by an external force.
2nd Law: The acceleration of a body is directly proportional to the net applied force. F = ma.
3rd Law: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
Is Weight scalar or vector?
Units:Parameter Notation Unit (SI)
Mass M kilogram kgLength L meter mForce F Newton N
[ kg.m /s2]Time T second s
Always use consistent units. Each term used in a physical process must be expressed in the same units.
Units to be used:
Some points to note when using SI units:
No Plurals (e.g., m = 5 kg not kgs )~might be confused with second(s)
Separate Units with a dot (e.g., meter second=m s )
Most symbols are in lowercase ( some exception are N, Pa, M and G)
Exponential powers apply to units , e.g., cm2 = cm cm
Three of the kinetic units, referred to as basic units,
may be defined arbitrarily. The fourth unit, referred to
as a derived unit, must have a definition compatible
with Newtons 2nd Law,amF r
Understand, Visualize, Analysis
Outcome based Education (OBE) !!!!
Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Resolve a system of forces and apply the equilibrium conditions
2. Solve problems involving simple trusses and friction3. Calculate the geometrical properties of simple and
complex areas and solids4. Analyze the dynamics of a rigid body
Main Texts1. Hibbeler, R.C., (2010), Engineering Mechanics Statics, SI Version, Prentice Hall.2. Hibbeler, R.C., (2010), Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, SI Version, Prentice Hall.
Additional Texts 3. Timoshenko, Young and Rao (1995), Engineering Mechanics, McGraw Hill4. Beer et al.(2012), Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics, McGraw-Hill
UTP attendance policy:
Students who are absent for more than 10% total hours of any course without prior written permission may be barred from sitting for the examination in that course.
Assessment Component Percentage of Marks
3 Assignments+ 3 Quizzes 30%2 Tests 20%
Final Exam 50%
E-learning Class lectures will be regularly
uploaded Notice/ reminders/updates regarding
this subject will be posted on e-learning
Background of Civil Engineering
Background of Engineering Mechanics
Refreshing our memories on some related aspects
References and Grading system
Introduction And Review of Mathematics
1. Nothing is as easy as it looks.2. Everything takes longer than you think.3. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.4. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. Corollary: If there is a worse time for somethingto go wrong, it will happen then.5. If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.6. If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.7. Left to themselves, things tend to go from b