## Strength Of Materials: A Practical Approach, Volume 1Strength of Materials is a subject that deals with the behaviour, load carrying capacity (strength), rigidity and stability of isolated members such as bars, shafts, beams, arches, slabs and columns. The individual elements may form a part of structures, machines, automobiles, spacecrafts, towers or antenna dishes. Engineering students are expected to be trained in this subject, and to learn the rudiments of the theory as a part of the curriculum. Taught as Mechanics of soilds and structural mechanics in some courses, it forms part of the curriculum of all the streams of engineering at degree and diploma levels. |

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### Contents

Direct stresses | 19 |

Impact loading and strain energy | 71 |

Shear stresses | 87 |

Stress and strain analysis | 102 |

Analysis of beams | 142 |

Flexural analysis of beams | 174 |

Combined stresses | 236 |

Torsional stresses | 263 |

Determinate arches and frames | 410 |

Trusses | 434 |

Cylinders and spherical shells | 480 |

Columns and struts | 526 |

Springs | 568 |

Appendix | 597 |

Answers to selected problems | 627 |

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