This is a comprehensive book for undergraduate engineering mechanics course, containing virtual work method (among other topics), an important approach to solve engineering mechanics problems. Emphasis has been laid on drawing neat free-body diagrams and then applying laws of mechanics systematically. Standard notations are used throughout and important points are stressed. All problems are solved systematically to illustrate correct method of answering. All these features make this book a self-sufficient and a good textbook for any university student.
Dr. S S Bhavikatti studied at BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli for his BE (Civil) degree and graduated from Karnataka University, Dharwad, in 1963, sharing first rank with another candidate. The same year he joined Karnataka Regional Engineering College Ballari as a Principal upto September 2007. Presently he is working as an Emeritus Professor at KLE Technological University, Hubballi. He has published 61 technical papers and 58 books. He has guided 76 students for M.Tech. dissertation and 6 students for PhD. He was a member of organizing/scientific committee of international seminars organized by IASS held at Taegue (South Korea) in 1990, Tokyo (Japan) in 1993 and Taipei (Taiwan) in 1997. He served as planning board member of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi for the calendar years 1998, 1999 and 2000. He is also a member of several Indian and International professional bodies and several technical committees appointed by Government of Karnataka.