Mechanical Science by G.K. Lal, Vijay Gupta, N.G.R. Iyengar, B.N. Banerjee, K. Ramesh

1998. XX, 648 pp. 486 figs.
Narosa Publishing House (ISBN: 81-7319-213-8)

Engineering science emphasizes the principles of science in such a way that they are useful for analysing engineering problems. In this regard, the background of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics is considered essential for all engineers. The contents have been arranged to meet the requirements of undergraduate engineering students preparing for examinations conducted by universities and professional societies such as Institution of Engineers (India). Numerous solved examples have also been provided to clarify various topics discussed in the book.


Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics

Written for:

Students preparing for undergraduate engineering examinations at university or professional society level

Book category: Text Book

Publication language: English


Chapter Titles

  • Introduction
  • Force Systems
  • Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
  • Trusses and Cables
  • Laws of Friction and Simple Machines
  • Dynamics
  • Stress and Strain
  • Generalized Hook's Law
  • Transformation of Stresses and Strain
  • Bending and Deflection of Beams
  • Torsion of Circular Tubes
  • Thin Walled Cylinders and Helical Springs
  • Elastic Strain Energy: Concepts & Applications
  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Properties
  • Pressure in Static Fluid
  • ZPressure Forces on Submerged Surfaces
  • Fluids in Motion
  • Some Practical Applications
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • Energy and the First Law
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Some Energy Conversion Cycles