Primarily designed as a textbook for the undergraduate students of civil engineering and mechanical engineering, this compact and accessible book covers the fundamental principles and applications of Strength of Materials/Mechanics of Materials. The text discusses in detail the topics such as simple and compound stresses, bending moments, shear forces, stresses in beams, deflection in beams, torsion of shafts, thick and thin cylinders, and columns and struts. A large number of worked-out problems are provided to illustrate the concepts discussed. Besides, a large number of chapter-end problems are given to help students test their understanding of the subject.
This book comes with a companion CD containing software, developed using MS Excel, to work out the problems. It would help the faculty to develop new kinds of problems with reliable solutions for use in tests and examinations. The use of this software will enable the students to understand the concepts in a thorough manner.