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When a rectangular beam is loaded transversely, the maximum compressive stress is developed on the

[A]. top layer
[B]. bottom layer
[C]. neutral axis
[D]. every cross-section

Answer: Option


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Kamlesh said: (Fri, Feb 1, 2013 12:14:34 AM)    
Maximum compressive stress in developed at the top layer. And maximum tensile stress is developed at bottom fibre due to elongation of fibre.

L D Garg said: (Sun, Jul 7, 2013 07:19:33 AM)    
Loaded means loaded downwards. In that case upper fibers will be compressed while lower will be expanded. Hence maximum compressive stress will be developed in top layer.

Chandrakishor Pal said: (Mon, Oct 7, 2013 03:32:08 PM)    
Top layer concave shape gain and bottom layer convex shape so top layer is compressive stress.

Md Hamza Kamal said: (Thu, Oct 10, 2013 12:52:56 PM)    
When the loaded in rectangular beam, then will be developed maximum stresses in bottom and top layer.

Pushpal said: (Sun, Oct 27, 2013 07:18:45 PM)    
The answer which is given that is only true for when load is applied transversely downward.

Omkar said: (Thu, Nov 28, 2013 11:05:21 PM)    
Can anyone explain the meaning loaded transversely?

Vipin said: (Thu, Dec 5, 2013 11:05:46 AM)    
What is the diff b/w Transverse load and direct load?

Manish Thakur said: (Sun, Dec 15, 2013 03:07:27 AM)    
If beam is cantilever then max. compressive stress will be in the bottom fibre but in case SSB max. compressive stress will be in the top fibre.

Sangeeta said: (Thu, Dec 19, 2013 05:19:55 PM)    
Due to transverse load the beam is sagging, so that's the compression is developed on top layer.

Nishanth Kallada said: (Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:00:45 PM)    
Max compression will be on top layer and this will decreases towards neutral layer and becomes zero at neutral layer, after that stress will be tensile and value increases and reaches max at bottom layer.

Katrina said: (Fri, Jan 17, 2014 01:24:16 PM)    
Maximum tensile stress is developed at bottom fibre due to elongation of fibre.

Naveen said: (Sat, Jun 28, 2014 04:27:14 PM)    
What is transverse loading?

Dheerendra said: (Sat, Aug 2, 2014 09:38:02 PM)    
Any load perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of beam.

Subhendu said: (Thu, Nov 27, 2014 01:37:59 AM)    
The answer is totally correct. You all forgot the meaning of stress, it is the resisting force, when the beam is loaded transversely, tensile force will act on the bottom layer. So to compensate the effect, compressive stress will act at the bottom layer.

Kiran &Amp; Anuraj ,Professors said: (Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:29:16 AM)    
The answer is top layer as the compressive stress are developed maximum at the top layer. No doubt regarding the answer.

Devanesan Andrews said: (Wed, Jun 24, 2015 12:58:03 PM)    
Its actually according to the type of the beam. So data in the question totally insufficient.

Raj said: (Wed, Jul 22, 2015 02:43:07 AM)    
@Devanesan Andrews.

Question is sufficient. It is transversely loaded.

Anant Kant Krishnan said: (Sun, Sep 6, 2015 03:44:57 PM)    
The loading condition in case of a leaf spring can said to be a transverse loading, and in this case the top layer will be under tension and bottom layer will be under compression.

Chetan said: (Thu, Oct 15, 2015 01:13:27 PM)    
Load is applied transversely downward means top layer will undergo compressive stress and bottom layer under go tensile stress.

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