Strength of Materials in SI Units, Third Edition: 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Strength of Materials in SI Units, Third Edition

3rd Edition

By B.S. Basavarajaiah, P. Mahadevappa

CRC Press

768 pages

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pub: 2010-11-18
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Developed from the author’s lectures and years of teaching experience, this book presents the principles behind the methods of solving problems on material behavior when subjected to different types of loads. It elucidates the subject in simple language to enable students to comprehend the principles involved. Each chapter presents definitions, analysis of problems involved, derivations, and applications. The book contains more than 380 worked examples as well as exercises at the end of each chapter for practice. SI units have been adopted throughout the book.


… [The authors] have drawn on their long experience as teachers to present a well-organized text for students of engineering and architecture. Each chapter offers definitions, analysis of problems, derivations, applications, worked problems (380 in all), and exercises. Coverage begins with simple, then compound, stresses and strains, and proceeds through bending moments and shearing forces, bending stresses in beams, deflection of beams, tursion, fixed and continuous beams, columns and struts, thin and thick cylinders, and theories of elastic failure. …

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Table of Contents

Simple Stresses and Strains



Hooke’s Law

Stress–Strain Diagram

Factor of Safety

State of Simple Shear

Modulus of Rigidity (Shear Modulus)

Bulk Modulus

Poisson’s Ratio

Relation between the Modulus of Rigidity and Young’s Modulus of Elasticity and the Bulk Modulus

Bars of Varying Sections

Stresses due to Self Weight

Compound Bars

Temperature Stresses

Strain Energy

Exercise problems

Compound Stresses and Strains


Stresses on an Inclined Plane

Element Subjected to Two Normal Stresses

Ellipse of Stress

General Two-Dimensional Stress System

Principal Stresses and Principal Planes

Mohr’s Circle of Stress

Analysis of Strain

Mohr’s Strain Circle

Strain Rosettes

Exercise problems

Bending Moments and Shearing Forces



Types of Loads

Shear Force and Bending Moment

Relationship between Load, Shear Force and Bending Moment

Types of Supports

Bending Moments and Shear Force Diagrams

Inclined Loading on Beams

To Draw the Loading and B.M.D from S.F.D

Exercise problems

Bending Stresses in Beams

Theory of Simple Bending

Neutral Axis

Moment of Resistance (M.R.)

Section Modulus

Flitched Beam

Beams of Uniform Strength

Shearing Stresses in Beams

Principal Stresses at a Point in a Beam

Exercise problems

Deflection of Beams


Circular Bending

Differential Equation for the Deflection Curve

Double Integration Method

Macaulay’s Method

Deflection by Strain Energy Method

Moment–Area Method

Deflection Due To Shear

Propped Cantilevers and Propped Beams

Deflection due to Impact

Exercise problems



Pure Torsion

Relation between Twisting Moment, Shear Stress and Angle of Twist

Polar Modulus

Torsional Rigidity

Power Transmitted by a Shaft

Strain Energy in Torsion

Combined Bending and Torsion

Equivalent Bending Moment

Equivalent Torque

Composite Shafts

Torsion of a Tapering shaft

Torsion of Statically Indeterminate Members


Close-Coiled Helical Springs

Springs in Series and Parallel

Open-Coiled Helical Springs

Leaf, Laminated or Carriage Springs

Quarter Elliptic Springs

Closed-coiled Conical Springs

Flat Spiral Springs

Exercise problems

Fixed and Continuous Beams

Fixed Beams

Moment–Area Method for Fixed Beams

Macaulay’s Method for Fixed Beams

Effect of Sinking of Supports (Supports at Different Levels)

Fixed Beam Subjected to a Couple M Applied Eccentrically on the Span

Continuous Beam

Exercise problems

Columns and Struts


Axially Loaded Short Columns

Eccentrically Loaded Short Columns

Axially Loaded Slender Columns (Euler’s Equation)

Limitations of Euler’s Formula

Intermediate Columns (Tangent Modulus Equations)

Empirical Formulae for the Column’s Design

Eccentrically Loaded Long Columns

Columns with Initial Curvature

Laterally Loaded Struts

Laterally Loaded Ties

Perry Robertson Formula

Built-up Columns

Exercise problems

Thin and Thick Cylinders

Thin Cylindrical and Spherical Shells

Thick Cylindrical and Spherical Shells

Exercise problems

Theories of Elastic Failure


Maximum Principal Stress Theory

Maximum Shearing Stress Theory (Coulomb’s Theory)

Strain Energy Theory (Beltrami and Haigh)

Shear Strain Energy Theory (Distortion Energy Theory) (Huber)

Maximum Strain Theory (St. Venant’s Theory)

Octahedral Shear Stress Theory

Exercise problems



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General