Safety of material is the top priority in the design of any product. Proper understanding of mechanics of the deformable bodies is required to provide safety to any material. This book deals with the basic principles of strength of materials with respect to deformable bodies. Strength of materials or elements of mechanics of materials is an important subject for civil, mechanical, industrial production, aeronautical and automobile engineering students who are required to acquire wide knowledge of basic mechanism involved in mechanics. It is a vast field and is largely taught at the undergraduate level. The topics are covered with relevant conceptual explanation and with illustrative examples in nine modules. Several complicated topics like failure theories and compound stress are covered with explanation. Numerical examples have been solved covering all complexities. At the end of each chapter, a sufficient number of problems are provided as exercise.
1. Simple Stress and Strains
2. Bending Moment and Shear Force in Beams
3. Stresses in Beam
4. Compound Stresses
5. Deflection of Beams
6. Elastic Stability of Columns
8. Thin and Thick Cylinders
9. Theories of Elastic Failures
Arunkumaar A.S. :- graduated in Civil Engineering from Mysore University and got his postgraduation in Construction Technology from Bangalore University. He has completed his doctorate in Civil Engineering Sciences from Visveswaraya Technological University. He is Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore. He has 24 years of teaching experience and industry experience. His interests are in Structural Engineering, Structural Design and Construction Technology. He has published a number of technical papers in journals/conferences of national and international repute and has been supervising research scholars for their doctoral work. Ravishankar B.V. :- Principal, B.M.S. College of Engineering, graduated in Civil Engineering and got his postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from Bangalore University. He completed his doctorate in Geo-Technical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has 32 years of teaching experience at B.M.S. College of Engineering and has interest in Structural Engineering and GeoTechnical Engineering. He has guided several postgraduate research scholars and presently supervising four doctoral research works. He has authored a number of publications in national intonational journals and conferences. Sreekeshava K.S. :- graduated in Civil Engineering and completed his postgraduation in Structural Engineering from Viswesvaraya Technological University. He is pursuing his doctoral research in the field of Structural Engineering. He has over 6 years of teaching experience and is Assistant Professor at Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He has published several technical papers in national and international conferences/journals.