Solid Mechanics

This page is dedicated to the teaching materials related to Mechanics of Solids and similar courses. 

List of some good books

1. Srinath L.S (2008), “Advanced Mechanics of Solids”, 3rd Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill.

2. Timoshenko, S.P. and Goodier, J.N (2010), Theory of Elasticity, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill.

3. K. F. Graff (1991), “Wave Motion in Elastic Solids”, Dover Publications, Inc.

4. M. H. Sadd (2014), „Elasticity: Theory, application and numerics‟, 3rd edition, Elsevier India.

5. Bruhns, Otto T. Advanced mechanics of solids. Berlin: Springer, 2003.


1. The Mathematical Preliminaries

2. Geometry of Stress Tensor

3. Equations of Equilibrium

4. Strain Analysis

5. Elasticity

6. Airy Stress Function

7. Asymmetrical Bending

8. Shear Center

9. Bending of Curved Beams

10. Torsion

11. Beams on Elastic Foundations

12. Theories of Failure

13. Plasticity in Solids

14. Elastic Half-Space

I have also recorded the lectures delivered by me at IIT Mandi which you can find here.