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GATE: SOLID MECHANICS Syllabus

XE-D Solid Mechanics

Equivalent force systems; free-body diagrams; equilibrium equations; analysis of

determinate trusses and frames; friction; particle kinematics and dynamics;

dynamics of rigid bodies under planar motion; law of conservation of energy; law of

conservation of momentum.

Stresses and strains; principal stresses and strains; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and

plane strain; generalized Hooke’s Law; elastic constants; thermal stresses; theories of

failure.

Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams; axial, shear and bending stresses;

combined stresses; deflection (for symmetric bending); torsion in circular shafts; thin

walled pressure vessels; energy methods (Castigliano’s Theorems); Euler buckling.

Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems.

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