Strength of Materials book PDF

In this article we will share with you a textbook of strengths of materials book pdf by rk bansal. This book is one of the most popular books among engineering students.

The strength of materials book pdf is useful for the Degree, UPSC (Engg, services), GATE and other competitive examinations.

This is the latest and sixth edition of the book which came out after the popularity of the fifth edition amongst the students and teachers of various indian universities.

The latest edition has been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date according to the latest exam pattern and syllabus. 

The latest edition of strengths of materials book include four advanced topics of strength of materials such as:


  • Stresses due to rotation in thin and thick cylinders
  • Bending of curved bars
  • Theories of failure of the material and unsymmetrical bending
  • Shear centre have been added


The book and their chapters are presented and written in such a simple and easy to follow language that an average student can easily understand by self study.

As we all know, objective type questions are also part of the competitive exams, so in this book there are various objective type questions which are added at the end of the book to boost the preparations.

And the best part of this strength of material rk bansal pdf is that it also contains previous year asked objective type questions in most of the examination like Engineering service examination and GATE with answers and detailed explanation to understand the concepts.

Here, in this post we will try to provide you the free pdf of strengths of material book pdf. Interested candidates can easily download this book from the below available link. 

It is recommended to the aspirants to refer to hard copy of the strengths of the material book, it can be bought online or offline.

About strength of materials book pdf

  • Book Name –strength of materials
  • Author Name- R.K. Bansal
  • Format- PDF
  • Size-  mb 
  • Pages- 1160
  • Language- English
  • Publication- laxmi publication

Contents of strength of materials book pdf

Chapter 1- Simple stresses and strains

Chapter 2- Elastic constants

Chapter 3- Principal stresses and strains

Chapter 4- Strain energy and Impact loading

Chapter 5- Centre of gravity and moment of inertia

Chapter 6- Shear force and bending moment

Chapter 7- Bending stresses in beams

Chapter 8- Shear stresses in beams

Chapter 9- Direct and bending stresses

Chapter 10- Dama and retaining walls

Chapter 11- Analysis of perfect frames

Chapter 12- Deflection of beams

Chapter 13- Deflection of cantilevers

Chapter 14- Conjugate beam method, Propped Cantilevers and beams

Chapter 15- Fixed and continuous beam

Chapter 16- Torsion of shafts and springs

Chapter 17- Thin cylinders and spheres

Chapter 18- Thick cylinders and spheres

Chapter 19- Columns and struts

Chapter 20- Riveted joints

Chapter 21- Welded joints

Chapter 22- Rotating discs and cylinders

Chapter 23- Bending of curved bars

Chapter 24- Theories of failure

Chapter 25- Unsymmetrical bending and shear centre

Chapter 26- Objective type questions


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