• Tension, compression and shear stresses - Hooke's law - simple problems - compound stresses - composite bars - thermal stresses.
  • Strain Energy due to axial force, bending moment, shear - Resilience - stresses due to impact and suddenly applied load - Principal stress and principal planes Beams and support conditions -Types of supports, shear force and bending moment - their diagrams for simply supported beams, cantilevers and overhanging beams.
  • Theory of simple bending - Stress distribution at a cross section due to Bending Moment and Shear .
  • Method of joints – Method of sections – Graphical method.
  • Thin cylinders and shells.
  • Theory of torsion - Torsion of circular and hollow circular shafts and shear stresses due to torsion - closed and open coiled helical springs - leaf spring.


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