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Creep strain is
(A) 
caused due to dead load only 
(B) caused due to live load only 
(C) 
caused due to cyclic load only 
(D) independent of load 
Q.
Q.
2
3
Q. 4
Q. 5
Q.
Q.
6
7
The “Plane section remain plane” assumption in bending theory implies
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column Q is (A) 0.5 (C) 2.0 YEAR 2013 (B) 1.0 (D) 4.0 

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2D stress at a point is given by a matrix s t The maximum shear stress in MPa is > t s xy yy H _{=} > 100 30 30 H MPa xx yx 20 

(A) 50 (B) 75 

(C) 100 (D) 110 

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The Poisson’s ratio is defined as axial stress (A) (C)
lateral stress
lateral stress
axial stress
(B) (D)
lateral strain
axial strain
axial strian
laterial strain


The following statement are related to bending of beams
I. The slope of the bending moment diagram is equal to the shear force.
II. The slope of the shear force diagram is equal to the load intensity.
III. The slope of the curvature is equal to the flexural rotation
IV. The second derivative of the deflection is equal to the curvature.
The only FALSE statements is
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(A) 
I 
(B) II 
(C) 
III 
(D) IV 
The ratio of the theoretical critical buckling load for a column with fixed ends to that of another column with the same dimensions and material, but with pinned ends, is equal to
(A) 
0.5 
(B) 1.0 
(C) 
2.0 
(D) 4.0 
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Q. 9
Q. 10
Q. 11
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(A) 
a vertical force equal to P 

(B) 
a vertical force equal to P/2 

(C) 
a vertical force equal to P and a horizontal force equal to M/ h 

(D) 
a vertical force equal to P/2 and a horizontal force equal to M/ h 
A symmetric frame PQR consists of two inclined members PQ and QR connected at ‘Q ’ with a rigid joint and hinged at ‘ P ’ and ‘ R ’. The horizontal length PR is l . If a weight W is suspended at Q , the bending moment at Q is
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(A) ^{W}^{l}
2
(C)
^{W}^{l}
_{8}
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(B) ^{W}^{l}
4
(D) zero
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Q. 12
Consider a simply supported beam with a uniformly distributed load having
a neutral axis (NA) as shown. For points P (on the neutral axis) and Q (at
the bottom of the beam) the state of stress is best represented by which of the following pairs ?
(A)
(C)
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(B)
(D)
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Q. 13
For the cantilever bracket,
PQ = RS = L , and, QR = 2 L ), which of the following statements is FALSE ?
PQRS , loaded as shown in the adjoining figure (
(A) 
The portion RS has a constant twisting moment with a value of 2 WL . 
(B) 
The portion QR has a varying twisting moment with a maximum value of WL . 
(C) 
The portion PQ has a varying bending moment with a maximum value of WL . 
(D) 
The portion PQ has no twisting moment. 
Statement for Linked Q. 14 and 15 :
A rigid beam is hinged at one end and supported on linear elastic springs (both
having a stiffness of ‘ k ’) at point ‘1’ and ‘2’, and an inclined load acts at ‘2’, as
shown.
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Q. 14
Q. 15
Which of the following options represents the deflections d and d at points ‘1’ and ‘2’ ?
1
2
(A) d=
1
(C)
d=
1
2 2 P
b
c
5 k
2
5
_{l} and
P
2 k
4 2 P
b
5 k
4
5
c
d=
2
m
and d=
2
_{l}
P
2 k
m
(B)
(D)
d=
1
d=
1
2 P
b
5 k
2
5
c
_{l} and
2 P
k
m
d=
2
4
5
b
and d=
2
P
k
4
5
l
c
k
m
If the load P equals 100 kN, which of the following options represents forces R _{1}
and R _{2} in the springs at point ‘1’ and ‘2’?
(A) R
(C) R
_{1} =
_{1} =
20 kN
30 kN
and R
and R
_{2} =
_{2} =
40 kN
60 kN
(B) R
(D) R
_{1} =
_{1} =
50 kN
40 kN
and R
and R
2 =
2 =
50 kN
80 kN
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Q. 16
Q.
Q.
Q.
Q.
17
18
19
20
Two people weighing W each are sitting on a park of length L floating on water
at L /4 from either end. Neglecting the wright of the plank, the bending moment
at the centre of the plank is
(A)
^{W}^{L}
8
^{W}^{L}
32
(B)
(D) zero
WL
16
(C)
The major and minor principal stresses at a point are 3 MPa and 3 MPa respectively. The maximum shear stress at the point is
(A) 
zero 
(B) 3 MPa 
(C) 
6 MPa 
(D) 9 MPa 
The number of independent elastic constants for a linear elastic isotropic and homogeneous material is
(A) 
4 
(B) 3 
(C) 
2 
(D)1 
The effective length of a column of length L fixed against rotation and translation at one end is
(A) 
0.5 L 
(B) 0.7 L 
(C) 
1.414 L 
(D) 2 L 
A solid circular shaft of diameter d and length L is fixed at one end and free at the other end. A torque T is applied at the free end. The shear modulus of the material is G . The angle of twist at the free end is
(A)
(C)
TL
16
p d G
TL
4
64
4
p d G
(B)
(D)
32TL
4
p d G
128
TL
4
p d G
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Q. 22
For the simply supported beam of length L , subjected to a uniformly distributed moment M kNm per unt length as shown in the figure, the bending moment (in kNm) at the midspan of beam is
(A) 
zero 
(B) M 
(C) 
ML 
(D) M/ L 
A disc of radius r has a hole of radius r/2 cutout as shown. The centroid of the remaining disc (shaded portion) at a radial distance from the centre “O ” is
(A)
(C)
r/2
r/6
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(B)
(D)
r/3
r/8
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Q.
Q.
23
24
A thin walled cylindrical pressure vessel having a radius of 0.5 m and wall
thickness of 25 mm is subjected to an internal pressure of 700 kPa. The hoop
stress developed is
(A)
0.14 MPa
(C)
14 MPa
(B) 1.4 MPa
(D) 0.014 MPa
The point within the cross sectional plane of a beam through which the resultant of the external loading on the beam has to pass through to ensure pure bending without twisting of the crosssection of the beam is called
(A) 
moment centre 
(C) 
shear centre 
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(B) centroid
(D) elastic center
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Q. 25
Consider the following statements :
1. On a principal plane, only normal stress acts.
2. On a principal plane, both normal and shear stresses act.
3. On a principal plane, only shear stress acts
4. Isothermal state of stress is independent of frame of reference.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
(A) 
1 and 4 
(B) 2 only 
(C) 
2 and 4 
(D) 2 and 3 
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A hollow circular shaft has an outer diameter of 100 mm and a wall thickness of 25 mm. The allowable shear stress in the shaft is 125 MPa. The maximum torque the shaft can transmit is 

(A) 
46 kNm 
(B) 24.5 kNm 

(C) 
23 kNm 
(D) 11.5 kNm 

Q. 27 
Match ListI (Shear Force Diagrams) beams with ListII (Diagram of beams with supports and loading) and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists : 
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a 
b 
c 
d 

(A) 
3 
1 
2 
4 
(B) 
3 
4 
2 
1 
(C) 
2 
1 
4 
3 
(D) 
2 
4 
3 
1 
Statement for Linked Q. 28 & 29 :
In the cantilever beam PQR shown in figure below, the segment PQ has flexural
rigidity EI and the segment QR has infinite flexural rigidity
Q.
Q.
28
29
The deflection and slope of the beam at Q are respectively
(A)
(C)
5
WL
EI
6
WL
2
3
EI
3
and
and
3 WL
2 EI
2
WL
EI
2
(B)
(D)
WL
3
WL
EI
3
3
3
EI
and
and
WL
2 EI
3 WL
2
2
2 EI
The deflection of the beam at R is
(A)
(C)
8
WL ^{3}
7
EI
WL ^{3}
3 EI
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(B)
(D)
5
6
8
WL ^{3}
EI
WL ^{3}
6 EI
ONE MARK
Q. 30
A mild steel specimen is under uniaxial tensile stress. Young’s modulus and yield
stress for mild steel are 2
amount of strain energy per unit volume that can be stored in this specimen
without permanent set is (A) 156 Nmm/mm ^{3} (B) 15.6 Nmm/mm ^{3}
# 10 ^{5} MPa and 250 MPa respectively. The maximum
(C) 1.56 Nmm/mm ^{3}
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Crosssection of a column consisting to two steel strips, each of thickness t and width b is shown in the figure below. The critical loads of the column with perfect bond and without bond between the strips are P and P _{0} respectively. The ratio P/ P _{0} is
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Q. 33
Q. 34
(A) 
2 
(B) 4 
(C) 
6 
(D) 8 
A rigid bar GH of length L is supported by a hinge and a spring of stiffness K as shown in the figure below. The buckling load, P _{c}_{r} , for the bar will be
(A) 0.5 KL
(C) 1.0 KL
(B) 0.8 KL
(D) 1.2 KL
The maximum shear stress in a solid shaft of circular crosssection having diameter
is t. If the torque is increased by four
d subjected to a subject to a torque T
times and the diameter of the shaft is increased by two times, the maximum shear
stress in the shaft will be
(A) 2t
(C) t/2
(B) t
(D) t/4
A vertical rod PQ of length L is fixed at its top end P and has a flange fixed to the bottom end Q . A weight W is dropped vertically from a height h (< L ) on to the flange. The axial stress in the rod can be reduced by
(A) 
increasing the length of the rod 
(B) 
decreasing the length of the rod 
(C) 
decreasing the area of crosssection of the rod 
(D) 
increasing the modulus of elasticity of the material 
Q. 35
The maximum tensile stress at the section X  X shown in the figure below is
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Q.
Q.
37
38
The stepped cantilever is subjected to moments, M as shown in the figure below. The vertical deflection at the free end (neglecting the self weight) is
ML ^{2} ^{(}^{B}^{)} 4 EI
(D) Zero
When the middle pontoon is brought back to its position as shown in the figure above, the reaction at H will be
(A) 
8.6 kN 
(B) 15.7 kN 
(C) 
19.2 kN 
(D) 24.2 kN 
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Q.
39
An axially loaded bar is subjected to a normal stress os 173 MPa. The stress in the bar is
(A) 
75 MPa 
(B) 86.5 MPa 
(C) 
100 MPa 
(D) 122.3 MPa 
Q.
40
A steel column, pinned at both end, has a buckling load of 200 kN. If the column
is restrained against lateral movement at its midheight, it buckling load will be
(A) 
200 kN 
(B) 283 kN 
(C) 
400 kN 
(D) 800 kN 
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For an isotropic material, the relationship between the Young’s modulus (E), shear modulus (G) and Poisson’s ratio (m ) is given by
(A) G =
E
2 ( 1
+
E
m
)
(
1
+
2m
)
(B)
(D)
E =
G =
E
2 ( 1
+
E
m
)
21 (

2m
)
(C) G =
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Q. 42
Q. 43
Q. 44
Q. 45
A metal bar of length 100 mm is inserted between two rigid supports and its
temperature is increased by 10 cC. If the coefficient of thermal expansion is
# 10 ^{5} MPa, the stress in the bar
12
 6
# 10
c
per C and the Young’s modulus is 2
is
(A) zero
(C) 24 MPa
(B) 12 MPa
(D) 2400 MPa
A rigid bar is suspended by three rods made of the same material as shown in the
figure. The area and length of the central rod are 3 A and L , respectively while
that of the two outer rods are 2 A and 2 L , respectively. If a downward force of
50
rods will be
(A)
(C)
kN is applied to the rigid bar, the forces in the central and each of the outer
16.67 kN each
30 kN and 10 kN
(B) 30 kN and 15 kN
(D) 21.4 kN and 14.3 kN
The maximum and minimum shear stresses in a hollow circular shaft of outer
diameter 20 mm and thickness 2 mm, subjected to a torque of 92.7 Nm will be
(A)
(C)
59 MPa and 47.2 MPa
118 MPa and 160 MPa
(B) 100 MPa and 80 MPa
(D) 200 MPa and 160 MPa
The shear stress at the neutral axis in a beam of triangular section with a base of
40 mm and height 20 mm, subjected to a shear force of 3 kN is
(A) 
3 MPa 
(B) 6 MPa 
(C) 
10 MPa 
(D) 20 MPa 
Q.
46 U _{1} and U _{2} are the strain energies stored in a prismatic bar due to axial tensile forces P _{1} and P _{2} , respectively. The strain energy U stored in the same bar due to combined action of P _{1} and P _{2} will be
(A) UUU
(C) UUU<
=
_{1}
_{1}
+
+
_{2}
_{2}
(B) U =
(D) UUU>
UU 1 2
_{1}
+
_{2}
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Q. 47
Q. 48
Q. 49
>
30
0
0
30
H
Mohr’s circle for the state of stress defined by (A) centre at (0, 0) and radius 30 MPa
(C)
MPa is a circle with
(B) centre at (0, 0) and radius 60 MPa
centre at (30, 0) and radius 30 MPa (D) centre at (30, 0) and zero radius
A long shaft of diameter d is subjected to twisting moment T at its ends. The maximum normal stress acting at its crosssection is equal to
(A) zero
T
(C)
32
p
3
d
The buckling load P =
becomes a ^{p}
2 EI
L
2
P cr
Where a is equal to
(A) 0.25
(C) 2.05
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(B)
(D
16T
d
64T
p
3
p
3
d
for the column AB in figure, as K _{T} approaches infinity,
(B) 1.00
(D) 4.00
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Q. 51
A thinwalled long cylindrical tank is inside radius r is subjected simultaneously to internal gas pressure p and axial compressive force F at its ends. In order to
produce ‘pure shear’ state of stress in the wall of the cylinder, F should be equal to
(A) p
(C) 3 p
p
r
p
2
r
2
(B) 2 p
(D) 4 p
p
p
r ^{2}
r ^{2}
Consider the beam AB shown in the figure below. Part AC of the beam is rigid while Part CB has the flexural rigidity EI . Identify the correct combination of deflection at end B and bending moment at end A, respectively
(B)
(D)
PL
EI
3
PL
8
EI
3
3
, PL
3
, PL
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A simply supported beam AB has the bending moment diagram as shown in the following figure.
The beam is possibly under the action of following loads
Q. 53
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Couples of M at C and 2M at D
Couples of 2M at C and M at D
Concentrated loads of M/L at C and 2M/L at D
Concentrated load of M/L at C and couple of 2M at D
A beam with the crosssection given is subjected to a positive bending moment
(causing compression at the top) of 16 kNm acting around the horizontal axis.
The tensile force acting on the hatched area of the crosssection is
(A) 
zero 
(B) 5.9 kN 
(C) 
8.9 kN 
(D) 17.8 kN 
Q. 54
Q. 55
If a beam of rectangular crosssection is subjected to a vertical shear force V , the shear force carried by the upper onethird of the crosssection is
(A) zero
(B)
7
V
27
(C)
V
8
27
(D) ^{V}
3
For the section shown below, second moment of the area about an axis d/4 distance above the bottom of the area is
(A) ^{b}^{d} _{4}_{8} ^{3}
(C)
^{3}
bd
7
48
3
(B) ^{b}^{d}
12
(D) ^{b}^{d}
3
3
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I section of a beam is formed by gluing wooden planks as shown in the figure below. If this beam transmits a constant vertical shear force of 3000 N, the glue at any of the four joint will be subjected to a shear force (in kN per meter length) of
(A)
(C)
3.0
8.0
(B) 4.0
(D) 10.7
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Consider a propped cantilever beam ABC under two leads of magnitude P each
as shown in the figure below. Flexural rigidity of the beam is EI .
Q.
Q.
57
58
The reaction at C is
(A)
(C)
Pa
9
L
16
Pa
9
L
8
(
(
)
upwards
)
upwards
The rotation at B is
(A)
(C)
PLa
5
(
PLa
EI
16
59
EI
16
clockwise )
(
)
clockwise
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(B)
(D)
(B)
(D)
Pa
9
L
16
Pa
9
L
8
(
(
)
downwards
downwards )
PLa
5
(
PLa
EI
16
59
EI
16
anticlockwise )
(
anticlockwise )
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Q. 59
The symmetry of stress tensor at a point in the body under equilibrium is obtained from
(A) 
conserved of mass 
(B) 
force equilibrium equations 
(C) 
moment equilibrium equations 
(D) 
conservation of energy 
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The components of strain tensor at a point in the plane strain case can be obtained by measuring longitudinal strain in following directions
(A) 
along any two arbitrary directions 
(B) 
along any three arbitrary directions 
(C) 
along two mutually orthogonal directions 
(D) 
along any arbitrary direction 
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Q. 62
If principal stresses in a twodimensional case are 10 MPa and 20 MPa respectively, then maximum shear stress at the point is
(A)
(C)
10 MPa
20 MPa
(B) 15 MPa
(D) 30 MPa
The bending moment diagram for a beam is given below :
The shear force at sections aal and bbl respectively are of the magnitude
Q. 63
(A)
(C)
100 kN, 150 kN
zero, 50 kN
(B) zero, 100 kN
(D) 100 kN, 100 kN
A circular shaft shown in the figure is subjected to torsion T at two point A and B. The torsional rigidity of portions CA and BD is GJ _{1} and that of portion AB
is
is GJ _{2} . The rotations of shaft at points A and B are q
1
and q . The rotation q
2
1
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Q. 64
For linear elastic systems, the type of displacement function for the strain energy is
(A) 
linear 
(B) quadratic 
(C) 
cubic 
(D) quartic 
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Q. 66
Q. 67
Q. 68
In a two dimensional stress analysis, the state of stress at a point is shown below.
s
x
and
s , are respectively,
y
(A)
(C)
26.7 MPa and 172.5 MPa
67.5 MPa and 213.3 MPa
(B) 54 MPa and 128 MPa
(D) 16 MPa and 138 MPa
For the linear elastic beam shown in the figure, the flexural rigidity, EI is
at A is 50 kN. The
781250 kNm ^{2} . When w = 10 kN/m, the vertical reaction R
value of R _{A} for w = 100 kN/m is
A
(A) 500 kN
(C) 250 kN
(B) 425 kN
(D) 75 kN
A homogeneous, simply supported prismatic beam of width B , depth D and span
L is subjected to a concentrated load of magnitude P . The load can be placed
anywhere along the span of the beam. The maximum flexural stress developed in beam is
(A)
2
PL
3
4
BD
_{2}
PL
3
BD
_{2}
(B)
(D)
3
PL
4
3
BD
2
PL
2
BD
2
(C)
A circular solid shaft of span L = 5 m is fixed at one end and free at other end.
A twisting moment T = 100 kNm is applied at the free end. The torsional rigidity
2
GH is 50000 kNm /rad . Following statements are made for this shaft :
1. The maximum rotation is 0.01 rad
2. The torsional strain energy is 1 kNm
With reference to the above statements, which of the following applies ?
(A) 
Both statements are true 
(B) 
Statement 2 is true but 2 is false 
(C) 
Statement 2 is true but 1 is false 
(D) 
Both the statements are false 
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A threespan continuous beam has an internal hinge at B. Section B is at the
midspan of AC. Section E is at the midspan of CG. The 20 kN load is applied
at section B whereas 10 kN loads are applied at sections D and F as shown in the
figure. Span GH is subjected to uniformly distributed load of magnitude 5 kN/m. For the loading shown, shear force immediate to the right of section E is 9.84 kN upwards and the hogging moment at section E is 10.31 kNm
Q. 69
Q. 70
The magnitude of the shear force immediate to the left and immediate to the
right of section B are respectively
(A) 0 and 20 kN
(B) 10 kN and 10 kN
(C) 20 kN and 0
(D)
9.84 kN and 10.16 kN
The vertical reaction at support H is
(A) 15 kN upward
(B)
(C)
(D)
9.84 kN upward 15 kN downward
9.84 kN downward
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Q. 71
A bar of varying square crosssection is loaded symmetrically as shown in the figure. Loads shown are placed on one of the axes of symmetry of crosssection. Ignoring self weight, the maximum tensile stress in N/mm ^{2} anywhere is
(A) 
16.0 
(B) 20.0 
(C) 
25.0 
(D) 30.0 
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Q. 72
A curved member with a straight vertical leg is carrying a vertical load at Z , as shown in the figure. The stress resultants in the XY segment are
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D) axial force only
bending moment, shear force and axial force
bending moment and axial force only
bending moment and shear force only
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Q. 73
Q. 74
The state of two dimensional stresses acting on a concrete lamina consists of a
direct tensile stress,
t = 1.20 N/mm ^{2} , which
cause cracking of concrete. Then the tensile strength of the concrete in N/mm ^{2} is
2
s = 1.5 N/mm , and shear stress,
x
(A) 1.50
(B) 2.08
(C) 2.17
(D) 2.29
_{A} _{"} _{H}_{"} shaped frame of uniform flexural rigidity EI
figure. The relative outward displacement between points K and O is
is located as shown in the
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Q. 75
Q. 76
A simply supported beam of uniform rectangular crosssection of width b and depth h is subjected to linear temperature gradient 0 c at the top and T c at the bottom, as shown in the figure. The coefficient of linear expansion of the beam material is a. The resulting vertical deflection at the midspan of the beam is
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
2
a Th
8 L
a TL
2
8 h
2
a Th
8 L
a TL
2
8 h
upward
upward
downward
downward
List I shows different loads acting on a beam and List II shows different bending
moment distributions. Match the load with the corresponding bending moment
diagram.
Codes :
A 
B 
C 
D 

(A) 
4 
2 
1 
3 
(B) 
5 
4 
1 
3 
(C) 
2 
5 
3 
1 
(D) 
2 
4 
1 
3 
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Q. 77
A long structural column (length= L ) with both ends hinged is acted upon by an axial compressive load, P . The differential equation governing the bending of column is given by :
EI
2
d y
2
dx
= Py
Where y is the structural lateral deflection and EI is the flexural rigidity. The first critical load on column responsible for its buckling is given by
(A)
(C)
2
p EI
L
2
2 p EI
L
2
2
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Q. 78
Q. 79
The shear modulus _{^}_{G} _{h} , modulus of elasticity _{^}_{E} _{h}
a material are related as
(A)
G
6
^
2
E
1 + v
h@
^{=}
(B)
E =
(C)
G
^{=}
6
^
2
E
1  v
h@
(D)
G =
and the Poisson’s ratio _{^}_{v} _{h} of
6
6
G
2 1 + v
E
v 
1
2
^
^
h@
h@
For the loading given in the figure below, two statements (I and II) are made
I. Memeber AB carries shear force and bending moment
II. Member BC carries axial load and shear force
Which of these statement is true?
(A) 
Statement I True but II is False 
(B) Statement I is False but II is True 
(C) 
Both statement I and II are True 
(D) Both statement I and II are False 
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Q. 80
In the propped cantilever beam carrying a uniformly distributed load of w N/m, shown in the following figure, the reaction at the support B is
(B)
(D)
3
8
3
4
wL
wL
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Q. 81
The bending moment (in kNm units) at the mid span location X in the beam with overhangs shown below is equal to
(C) –15
z
(B) –10
(D) –20
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