Strength of Materials – Dr. R. K. Bansal – 4th Edition


The popularity of the third edition and reprints of the textbook of Strength of Materials amongst the students and the teachers of the various Universities of the country, has prompted the bringing out of the fourth edition of the book so soon. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date. A large number of problems from different B.E. degree examinations upto 2005 of Indian Universities and other examining bodies, such as Institution of Engineers U.P.S.C. (Engineering Services) and Gate have been selected and have been solved at proper places in this edition in S.I Units.
Three advanced topics of Strength of Materials such as stresses due to rotation in thin and thick cylinders, bending of curved bars and theories of failure of the material have been added. These chapters have been written in such a simple and easy-to-follow language that even an average student can understand easily by self-study. In the chapter of ‘Columns and Struts’, the advanced articles such as columns with eccentric load, with initial curvature and beam columns have been included. The notations· in this edit~on have been used upto-date by the use of sigma and tau for stresses.

The objective type multiple-choice questions are often asked in the various competitive examinations. Hence a large number of objective type questions with answers have been added in the end of the book. Also a large number of objective type questions which have been asked in most of competitive examinations such as Engineering Services Examination and Gate with answers and explanation have been incprporated in this edition. With these editions, it is hoped that the book will be quite useful for the students of different branches.

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  • 1. Simple Stress and Strain
    2. Elastic constant
    3. Principle Stress and Strain
    4. Elastic strain Energy and impact loading
    5. Centre of Gravity and Moment of Inertia
    6. Shear force and Bending Moment
    7. Bending Stress in Beams
    8. Shear stress in beams
    9. Direct and Bending Stress
    10. Dams and Retaining Walls
    11. Analysis of Frame Structure
    12. Deflection of Beams
    13. Deflection in cantilevers
    14.Conjugate Beam Method and Propped cantilevers
    15. Fixed and continuous beams
    16. Torsion of shafts and springs
    17. Thin cylinders and sphere
    18. Thick cylinders and Sphere
    19. column and struts
    20. Riveted joints
    21. welded joints
    22. Rotating disks and Cylinders
    23. Bending of Curved bars
    24. Theory of failure
  • Citation

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