Mechanics of Solids

Chapter Objectives

  1. Calculate the stresses in any member due to gradual, sudden and impact load.

  2. Draw SF and BM diagrams of any beam subjected to transverse loads and of any shaft subjected to twisting moment and bending moment.

  3. Design machine frames subjected to a direct load and a bending moment.

  4. Design any riveted, or any welded joint subjected to a direct load, a bending moment or a twisting moment.

  5. Design any type of springs.

  6. Design any component such as flywheel, brake, clutch, gear, bearing, etc., using the concepts of mechanics of solids.


In the study of machine design, the concepts of mechanics of solids are essential for the design of any component based on its strength and stiffness. ...

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