Elements of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 1/e

Elements of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 1/e

Authors : L.S. JAYAGOPAL & R Rudramoorthy

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About the Author

He graduated in BE (Civil Engg.) in 1965 from PSG Colleges of Technology, then under University of Madras. He took his M.Tech. Degree in Structural Engineering from IIT, Madras in the year 1967. He was awarded the Presidents Gold Medal for his outstanding performance in the M.Tech. Programme. Later he obtained his Ph.D degree in 1978 from the University of Madras. Starting as a Lecturer at PSG College of Technology in 1967, he had risen to the position of Professor and Head of Civil Engineering, over an academic career of 33 years, before his retirement in 2001 June. He was teaching steel structures for undergraduate and post graduate classes during his entire teaching career. He has been engaged in designing steel structures specializing in forms and structures needed for cost and weight reduction like, lattice purlins, double plane trusses, pyramids and vaulted structures. One of his recent design for Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore was a lattice steel arch spanning a record span of 80m with purlin spans up to 24m. He is presently the Managing Director of structural design firm Mithran Structures (P) Limited.

R Rudramoorthy :- R Rudramoorthy is professor of Mechanical Engineering and principal PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

About the Book

This book presents the fundamentals of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and written in a style suitable for students just out of school.


    Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Power Generating Systems
  • Power Absorbing Systems
  • Mechanical Power Transmission
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Scope of Civil Engineering
  • Building Construction; Stress
  • Strain
  • Elasticity
  • Surveying
  • Highway and Railway Engineering
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Model Question Paper

Key Features

  • Logical development of topics and concepts
  • Up-to-date coverage of trends in the subject
  • Simple and clear explanations
  • Numerous simple solved problems and exercises
  • Examination-oriented questions
  • Model question papers