Higher Education

Strength of Materials

Author(s): J.K. Gupta | S.K. Gupta

ISBN: 9789355737717

2nd Edition

Copyright: 2024

India Release: 2023


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 750

Trim Size : 241 x 181 mm

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This textbook is specifically designed for the students of B.E. / B.Tech., B. Arch., Diploma in Engineering, and those preparing for U.P.S.C. examinations (engineering and civil services), AMIE, GATE, and various other engineering competitive examinations. It is written in simple and lucid language so that students can understand the subject even by self-study. This book is intended to be useful also to the faculty members teaching the subject. It will serve as a valuable source of information and reference book for post-graduate students, interview preparations, and industry professionals alike.

  • Content presented in a lucid, concise, and easy-to-understand manner
  • Simple well-labelled diagrams and tables provided for help in better understanding of the text
  • Numerous worked-out examples derived from latest universities and competitive examinations added alongside related topics
  • Chapter-end highlights, unsolved numerical problems and objective-type questions with answers, and review questions provided to make this treatise complete and comprehensive on the subject

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  1. Basic Concepts
  2. Simple Stresses and Strains
  3. Thermal Stresses and Strains
  4. Shear Stresses and Strains
  5. Principal Stresses and Strains
  6. Strain Energy and Impact Loading
  7. Centre of Gravity
  8. Moment of Inertia
  9. Shear Force and Bending Moment of Beams
  10. Bending Stresses in Beams
  11. Direct and Bending Stresses Combined
  12. Deflection of Beams
  13. Columns and Struts
  14. Torsion of Shafts
  15. Springs
  16. Thin Cylindrical and Spherical Shells
  17. Thick Cylindrical and Spherical Shells
  18. Theories of Failure
  19. Mechanical Properties and Testing of Materials
  20. Stresses due to Rotation
  21. Bending of Curved Bars


J.K. Gupta is a well-known author of engineering and technical books and possesses more than 32 years of teaching experience at various levels. He has already authored a range of engineering textbooks that are very popular among engineering students in India and abroad and are best sellers in the subject area. His rich experience in teaching is clearly reflected in his books, which are known for simple language and student-friendly approach. Presently, fully devoted to writing and revising textbooks, the author is also actively engaged in encouraging and guiding young authors through seminars.

S.K. Gupta is a senior industry professional possessing more than 25 years of rich experience in technical education, new product design and development, and analysis of engineering problems using latest techniques. He has also authored several engineering textbooks which are very popular among students.