Strength of Materials Semester 3 (SE Second Year) BE Civil Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

CBCGS [2017 - current]
CBGS [2013 - 2016]
Old [2000 - 2012]


100 Shear Force and Bending Moment in Beams
101 Axial Force
  • Axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate beams including beams with internal hinges for different types of loading
102 Relationship Between Rate of Loading, Shear Force and Bending Moment
200 Stresses and Strains
201 Stresses, Strains
  • Stresses, Strains,
  • Modulus of elasticity (E),
  • Modulus of rigidity (G),
  • Bulk Modulus (K),
  • Yield Stresses,
  • Ultimate Stress,
  • Factor of safety,
  • shear stress,
  • Poisson’s ratio
202 Relationship Between E, G and K
  • bars of varying sections,
  • deformation due to self weight,
  • composite sections,
  • temperature stress
300 Theory of Simple Bending
301 Flexure Formula for Straight Beam
  • Flexure formula for straight beam,
  • moment of inertia, transfer theorem,
  • polar moment of inertia,
  • simple problems involving application of flexure formula,
  • section modulus, moment of resistance, flitched beams.
400 Strain Energy
  • Strain energy due to axial force,
  • stresses in axial member and simple beams under impact loading.
500 Shear Stresses in Beams
  • Distribution of shear stress across plane sections commonly used for structural purposes, shear connectors
600 Theory of Simple Torsion
  • Torsion in circular shafts-solid & hallow,
  • stresses in shaft when transmitting power,
  • closed coil helical spring under axial load.
700 Direct and Bending Stresses
  • Application to member’s subjected to eccentric loads,
  • core of section, problems on chimneys,
  • retaining walls etc involving lateral loads.
800 Struts
  • Struts subjected to axial loading,
  • concept of buckling,
  • Euler’s formula for struts with different support conditions,
  • limitation, Euler’s and Rankine’s design formulae
900 Principal Planes and Stresses
901 General Equation for Transformation of Stress
  • principal planes and principal stresses,
  • maximum shear stress,
  • stress determination using Mohr’s circle
902 Principal Stresses in Shafts
  • Principal stresses in shafts subjected to combined torsion,
  • bending & axial thrust, and concept of equivalent torsional and bending moment


1000 Thin Cylindrical and Spherical Shells
  • Cylindrical and spherical shells under internal pressure.

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