Authors : R S Khurmi & N. Khurmi

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About the Author

R S Khurmi :-
He was born on 29 Aug 1939 in Sunam, a small town in Punjab. He completed his schooling in Sunam and then he completed his professional studies from Phagwara and Delhi. He started his career in Punjab Irrigation Department as an Engineer. After guidance from Professor Das of Chandigarh Engineering College, Dr. Khurmi came to Delhi and took up Teaching and Writing Engineering Text Books as a full time career. He had a great respect for his Guru Shri B.L. Theraja, who introduced him to S. Chand and Company. His books got a good market, not only in India but also abroad. According to the survey of UNESCO, he is the leading and No. 1 author of Engineering textbooks in Asia. He wrote his first book when he was just 26 years old. People in teaching profession always referred that Khurmi has revolutionized the way of writing Engineering Text Books. He was one of the founder members in Executive Committee of Afro-Asia Book Council.
He conducted Author Development Workshops at many places in India and abroad.

N. Khurmi :- -

About the Book

Textbook of Strength of Materials is written keeping in mind the requirements of the Students of Degree, Diploma and A.M.I.E. (I) classes. The objective of this book is to present the subject matter in a most concise, compact, to-the-point and lucid manner. All along the approach to the subject matter, every care has been taken to arrange matter from simpler to harder, known to unknown with full details and illustrations. A large number of worked examples, mostly examination questions of Indian as well as foreign universities and professional examining bodies, have been given and graded in a systematic manner and logical sequence, to assist the students to understand the text of the subject. At the end of each chapter, a few exercises have been added, for the students, to solve them independently. Answers to these problems have been provided.

Key Features

• This edition is in S.I. Units.
• Theory articles are given in logical sequence to provide conceptual understanding of the subject.
• Lucid presentation of Theorems, Hypothesis, Formulae and Working Equations.
• Solved Numerical Examples collected from Examination Papers of various Indian and International Universities as well as Other Examining Bodies, have been included after being graded in Systematic Manner.
• Unsolved Numerical Examples with Answers have been given for Practice.
• Diagrams and Photographs are given to support the Theory and Quick understanding.

Table of Content

• Introduction • Mechanical Properties of Materials (Stress-Strain Diagram) • Simple Stresses and Strains • Stresses and Strains in Bars of Varying Sections • Stresses and Strains in Statically Indeterminate Structures • Thermal Stresses and Strains • Elastic Constants • Principal Stresses and Strains • Strain Energy and Impact Loading • Centre of Gravity • Moment of Inertia • Analysis of Perfect Frames (Analytical Method) • Bending Moment and Shear Force • Bending Stresses in Simple Beams • Bending Stresses in Composite Beams • Shearing Stresses in Beams • Direct and Bending Stresses • Deflection of Beams • Deflection of Cantilevers • Deflection by Moment Area Method • Torsion of Circular Shafts • Springs • Thin Cylindrical and Spherical Shells • Thick Cylindrical and Spherical Shells • Columns and Struts • Propped Cantilevers and Beams • Fixed Beams • Theorem of Three Moments • Strain Energy & Deflection Due to Bending & Shear (and Castigliano's Theorem) • Bending of Curved Bars • Theories of Failure • Testing of Materials