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Mechanics of Solids

  • Book
  • 548 Pages
  • March 2022
  • I.K. International Pvt. Ltd
  • ID: 5575570
Mechanics of Solids is a basic engineering course that deals with the behaviour of solid bodies subjected to various types of loading. The basic objectives of this course are the determination of the stresses, strains and deformations produced by the loads.

The main objective of this book is to present the aspects of the mechanics of materials in a unified and integrated manner. This book is structured to meet the requirements of the course contents of Mechanics of Solids or Strength of Materials for undergraduate students of civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering. It is also a valuable reference for practising engineers and architects. The book covers the syllabi of various universities and AICTE undergraduate curriculum of engineering and solid mechanics.

All the chapters are equipped with a basic background of the problems and solved examples. Complex problems are illustrated for competitive and university examinations. A number of multiple-choice questions taken from GATE, IES and Civil Services are included in the appendix.

Divided into 12 chapters the book broadly deals with the following:

  • fundamentals of mechanics
  • stress and strain of materials body
  • behaviour of material under axial loading
  • normal stress, axial strain, simple tension test, shear stress and strain, and strain energy under impact load
  • analysis of two-dimensional stresses, stresses at a point, Mohr's circle for plane stress and general stress system at a point
  • stress-strain relation of three-dimensional body, plane stress and plane strain, relation between elastic constants and theories of elastic failure
  • applications of stress and strain in practical problems
  • analysis of thin and thick pressure vessels
  • behaviour of solid and hollow prismatic shaft under torsion
  • bending of simple beams, bending moment and shear force diagram
  • Castigliano's method
  • bending normal and shear stresses of beams for different cross sections, unsymmetrical bending of beam
  • buckling of columns for simple columns for different end conditions

Audience Includes:

  • Undergraduate students of Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Axial Loading, Simple Stresses and Strains
3. Analysis of Stress
4. Analysis of Strain
5. Relation between Stress and Strain
6. Thin-walled Pressure Vessels
7. Axisymmetric Problems: Thick Cylinders and Rotating Disks
8. Torsion of Shafts
9. Bending Moments and Shear Forces
10. Slope and Deflection of Beams
11. Pure Bending and Bending Stresses
12. Buckling of Columns
Appendix-1: Centre of Gravity, Centre of Mass, Centroids and Moment of Inertia
Appendix-2A: Competitive Objective Questions
Appendix-2B: ESE-GATE Objective Questions 2018-2020


Pabitra Ranjan Maiti, Amitava Bhattacharya & Vikash Khatri