Mechanics of Solids – Carl T. F. Ross – 1st Edition


This text of T. F. Ross, is the primary recommendation of the UK Council Faculty of Technology to all British universities as of approved standard and for use as a text for the Board’s own examinations. It introduces the and principle of statics and stress as the essential reading for first year engineering .

Worked examples from the authors experience reinforce comprehension of key concepts. Tutorial with explanation in extended detail have been provided for students. Key elements include: use of free-body diagrams to help ; coverage of composite materials; torsion of circular and non-circular sections; and the matrix-displacement method.

Table of Content

Stress and strain
Geometrical properties of symmetrical sections
Bending stresses in beams
Beam deflections due to bending
Complex stress and strain
Membrane theory for thin-walled circular cylinders and spheres
Energy methods
Theories of elastic failure
Thick cylinders and spheres
Buckling of struts
Unsymmetrical bending of beams
Shear stresses in bending and shear deflections
Matrix displacement method
Experimental strain analysis