This course is the application of many advanced techniques that allow engineers to design machine components, mechanisms, predict failure and understand the physical properties of materials. This course will be beneficial in that it would allow students to apply the skills and techniques they have learned in the previous module of Mechanics of Materials-I. Methods for determining the stresses, strains and deformations produced by applied loads are presented. Engineering design concepts are integrated throughout the course. At the completion of the course, students will be able to analyze and design components and structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending and combined loads using fundamental concepts of stress, strain, elastic and inelastic behavior.


CLO-1: Analyze beam and shell type structures for safety in terms of both strength and deflection limits. (C4)
CLO-2: Evaluate and Compare different design options for practical engineering structures and select suitable materials and/or configurations for such structures. (C5)
CLO-3: Design a real life structure or component, putting skills gained in the course to actual use. (C6)
CLO-4: Present the findings of the design project in the form of an original report. (A2)


  1. Shear Stresses in Beams – Six Lectures
  • Shear on the horizontal face of a beam element, determination of the shearing stresses in a beam.
  • Shearing stresses in common types of beams, longitudinal shear on a beam element of arbitrary shape, shearing stresses in thin walled members.

2. Combine Loading – Four Lectures                                                                

  • Thin walled pressure vessels
  • Stresses under Combined Loadings.

3. Transformations of Stress and Strain – Six Lectures             

  • Plane stress transformation, Principle stresses, maximum in-plane shear stress
  • Mohr Circle
  • Plane strain, Mohr circle of plane strain
  • Strain Rosette
  • Material-Property relationship
  • Theories of Failure

4. Design of Beams and Shafts – Four Lectures             

  • Prismatic beam design
  • Fully stressed beams
  • Shafts design

5. Deflections of Beams and Shafts – Eight Lectures                                         

  • Elastic curve
  • Discontinuity Functions
  • Moment-Area method
  • Method of superposition

6. Buckling of Columns – Four Lectures

  • Critical loads
  • Ideal Columns, columns with various supports
  • Secant Formula
  • Design of columns of eccentric loading