Strength of Materials - An Introductory Textbook

When an external force acts on a body, the body tends to undergo some deformation. Due to cohesion between the molecules, the body resists deformation. This resistance by which material of the body opposes the deformation is known as strength of material. This textbook introduces material strength related concepts and is a worthwhile text for any construction, engineering or architecture candidate.

Chapter 1. Simple Stresses and Strains

Chapter 2. Elastic Constants

Chapter 3. Principal Stresses and Strains

Chapter 4. Strain Energy and Impact Loading

Chapter 5. Centre of Gravity and Moment of Inertia

Chapter 6. Shear Force and Bending Moment

Chapter 7. Bending Stresses in Beams

Chapter 8. Shear Stresses in Beams

Chapter 9. Direct and Bending Stresses

Chapter 10. Dams and Retaining Walls

Chapter 11. Analysis of Perfect Frames

Chapter 12. Deflection of Beams

Chapter 13. Deflection of Cantilevers

Chapter 14. Conjugate Beam Method, Propped Cantilevers and Beams

Chapter 15. Fixed and Continuous Beams

Chapter 16. Torsion of Shafts and Springs

Chapter 17. Thin Cylinders and Spheres

Chapter 18. Thick Cylinders and Spheres

Chapter 19. Columns and Struts

Chapter 20. Riveted Joints

Chapter 21. Welded Joints

Chapter 22. Rotating Discs and Cylinders

Chapter 23. Bending of Curved Bars

Chapter 24. Theories of Failure

Chapter 25. Objective Type Questions

Subject Index