In this lab, students learn various theorems like Maxwell’s reciprocal theorem, moment area theorem to calculate slope and deflection in the beam. They also learn about vertical and horizontal elastic displacements of curved members. They also learn about structural members i.e. strut and column.

  • Understand the vectorial and scalar representation of forces and moments
  • Describe static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies both in two dimensions and also in three dimensions
  • Analyze the properties of surfaces & solids in relation to the moment of inertia.
  • To discuss the basic mechanical principles underlying modern approaches for the design of various types of structural members subjected to axial load, torsion, bending, transverse shear, and combined loading.
  • Verification of reciprocal theorem of deflection using a simply supported beam.
  • Verification of moment area theorem for slopes and deflections of the beam.
  • Deflections of truss-horizontal deflections & vertical deflections of various joints of a pin-
  • jointed truss.
  • Elastic displacements (vertical & horizontal) of curved members.
  • Experimental and analytical study of 3 hinged arch and influence line for horizontal thrust.
  • Experimental and analytical study of the behavior of struts with various end conditions.
  • To determine elastic properties of a beam.
  • Experiment on a two-hinged arch for horizontal thrust & influence line for Horizontal thrust.
  • Experimental and analytical study of a 3 bar pin jointed Truss.
  • Experimental and analytical study of deflections for unsymmetrical bending of a Cantilever Beam.