Civil Engineering Quiz - Structural Mechanics

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Structural Mechanics Quiz # STM 01

This section consists of quiz covering topics related to an introductory course in Structural Mechanics/Strength of Materials.

 Select the most appropriate answer for the following questions. 1 If the outward normal on an area is in the positive x-direction, and the force acting on it is in the negative z-direction, the stress developed on the area will be  (i) tensile stress              (ii) compressive stress              (iii) shear stress 2 A force of 40 kN is acting at an angle of 60° to an area of 4 cm2. Calculate the average shear stress on that area. (i) 5 MPa                         (ii) 50 MPa                               (iii) 0.5 MPa 3 A bolt is being used in a lap joint to connect two steel plates which are carrying a tensile force. the stress developed in the bolt will be (i) tensile                           (ii) compressive                      (iii) shear 4 The failure stress of a material was found to be 100 MPa. find the allowable stress if the factor of safety is to be 2.0 (i) 50 MPa                         (ii) 200 MPa                         (iii) 25 MPa 5 In a tensile test experiment, the length of a solid cylindrical rod increased from 50 cm to 52 cm. find the average normal strain in the rod. (i) 0.25                              (ii) 0.04                             (iii) 0.002

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