This textbook focuses on imparting the basic knowledge of engineering mechanics and strength of materials to the first-year undergraduate students of all branches of engineering.
The book elaborates on the introductory topics of Basic Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials in two parts. Part I of the book deals with various aspects of basic engineering mechanics (Chapters 1–11). The scope of engineering mechanics includes system of forces, laws of mechanics, moments of forces, parallel forces, couples and equilibrium of forces. This part also discusses analysis of forces in space and perfect frames, centre of gravity, friction and kinetics of rigid bodies. Part II of the book focuses on elementary knowledge of Strength of Materials (Chapters 12–17). The coverage of strength of materials included simple and generalized stress and strain, bending moment and shear force in beams, stress in thin cylinders and shells, as well as analysis of torsion and Euler’s theory applicable to columns.
Key Features :
Illustrates theory with a large number of solved problems.
Gives chapter-end exercises to sharpen students’ problem-solving skills.
Presents more than 200 diagrams to clarify the concepts.