Strength of materials is a course that deals with the study of types of materials (particularly Engineering materials) subjected various load conditions . It explains the inter-relationship between the characteristic behaviour of the  materials under various degrees of loading. The resistance of the materials to overcome the effects of such loads and otherwise  In this course, students will understand the types of stresses and strains; the relationship between between stresses and strain and their diagrams for different materials; stresses developed due to own weight and due to varying temperatures and other conditions.