Ideal for undergraduate students from all branches of engineering, this simple and easy-to-understand text provides comprehensive coverage of the strength of materials, covering stresses and strains, shear force and bending, torsion, deflection, and strain energy as well as closed-coil helical springs, columns and struts, and thick and thin cylinders. Written in a clear and student-friendly manner, the book includes numerous questions, solved problems, and representative diagrams.
Table of Contents
Simple Stresses and Strains. Shear Force and Bending Moments. Bending Stresses in Beams. Shear Stresses in Beams. Torsion. Closed-Coil Helical Springs. Direct and Bendng Stresses. Columns and Struts. Deflection. Principal Plans and Stresses. Strain Energy. Thin Cylinders. Thick Cylinders.
T.S. Venkatesh is an associate professor in Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Bandra, Mumbai, India. He has five years of industrial experience: four years with Shipping Corporation of India as a marine engineer and one year with Grindwel Norton as an air conditioner engineer. He has spent the past 26 years in academia, teaching various engineering subjects to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has published books in both engineering mechanics and engineering mathematics and serves as an examiner and moderator at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also guided several students for their projects at the undergraduate level.