1. What are the different types of forces? How do they affect the stress and strain in a material?
  2. Explain the mechanical properties of common engineering materials.
  3. What is the significance of various points on the stress-strain diagram for specimens made of mild steel (M.S.) and cast iron (C.I.)?
  4. Discuss the importance of the factor of safety in engineering design.
  5. Explain the relation between elastic constants, such as Young’s modulus, shear modulus, and Poisson’s ratio.
  6. Calculate stress and strain values in bodies of uniform section and composite sections under the influence of normal forces.
  7. Discuss thermal stresses in bodies of uniform section and composite sections.
  8. Solve numerical problems related to stress, strain, and thermal stresses.
  9. Define strain energy and explain its significance.
  10. Derive the strain energy equations for gradually applied load, suddenly applied load, and impact/shock load.
  11. Explain the types of beams and loads in structural analysis.
  12. Construct shear force and bending moment diagrams for various types of beams.
  13. Apply the analytical method to determine shear force and bending moment for simply supported beams.
  14. Solve problems related to overhanging beams with point loads and combinations of point loads and uniform distributed loads.
  15. Define and explain terms related to simple bending, such as neutral layer, neutral axis, modulus of section, moment of resistance, bending stress, and radius of curvature.
  16. Calculate bending stress, modulus of section, and moment of resistance in beam problems.
  17. Determine safe loads, safe span, and dimensions of cross-sections in bending problems.
  18. Define deflection in beams and explain its significance.
  19. Solve numerical problems related to beam deflection in standard cases.
  20. Define a shaft and calculate the polar moment of inertia for solid and hollow shafts.
  21. Discuss the assumptions in simple torsion and solve problems related to the design of shafts based on strength and rigidity.
  22. Compare the strength and weight of solid and hollow shafts in numerical problems.
  23. Classify different types of springs and explain their functions.
  24. State the deflection formula for closed coil helical springs without derivation.
  25. Calculate the stiffness of a spring.
  26. Solve numerical problems related to closed coil helical springs to find safe load, deflection, size of coil, and number of coils.
  27. Explain longitudinal and hoop stresses in thin cylindrical shells and their relation to circumferential and longitudinal failure.
  28. Derive expressions for longitudinal and hoop stress in seamless and seamed shells.
  29. Solve numerical problems to determine the safe thickness and safe working pressure of thin cylindrical shells.
  30. Discuss the concept of buckling and its effect on the stability of thin cylindrical shells.