Mechanics is the branch of science which deals with the behaviour of objects at rest or in motion, under the influence of forces. Engineering mechanics involves the application of the principles of mechanics to solve real-time engineering problems.
Types of Engineering Mechanics:
Engineering mechanics can be broadly classified into two types. They are:
- Statics and
Statics is the branch of mechanics that deals with the study of objects at rest. Objects at rest may or may not be under the influence of forces.
Dynamics is the branch of mechanics that deals with the study of objects in motion and the forces causing such motion.
Types of Dynamics:
Dynamics can be further classified into two types. They are:
- Kinematics and
Kinematics is the study of motion of bodies without considering the forces acting on them. It deals with the space-time relationship of the motion of a body. Some examples of kinematic concepts are displacement, velocity and acceleration.
In the context of theory of machines, kinematics is the study of relative motion between different elements of a machine.
Kinetics is the branch of dynamics which deals with the study of motion of bodies by considering the forces acting on them.