Solids Mechanics Syllabus for GATE 2015 Examinations:
Equivalent Force systems, free body diagrams, equilibrium equations, analysis of determinate trusses and frames, friction, simple relative motion of particles, force of function of position, time and speed, force acting on a body in motion, laws of motion, law of conservation of energy, law of conservation of momentum.
Stresses and strains, principle stresses and strains, Mohr’s circle, generalized Hook’s Law, thermal strain, theories of failure.
Axial, shear and bending moment diagram, axial, shear and bending stresses, deflection (for symmetric bending) torsion in circular shafts, thin cylinders, energy methods( Castigliano’s Theorem) Euler buckling.
Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems.