Civil Engineering - Building Materials - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Building Materials - Section 5 (Q.No. 35)
Cast iron is used for
structural works in beams
small sized water pipes
columns and struts
none to these.
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N.Bhunia said:   2 years ago
Both options B & C are correct!

Cast Iron is used for making Small size Water Pipes due to its high resistance to corrosion (Domestics and public use) as well as for Steel Column and strut since it can take high compression (Industrial use) and column and strut are largely used as compressive members.

Now, the answer will be taken B or C depending upon, which point of view it is being asked.

Awais wazir said:   2 years ago
B is the right answer.

Prashant said:   3 years ago
A. Structural works in beams - Due to high % of carbon Cast iron has low tensile strength and Good compressive strength - Beams are tensile member hence it is '(Incorrect).

B. Small-sized water pipes - Small size water pipes are made of Galvanized Iron, rubber, PVC & upvc. Cast Iron pipes are drainage pipes used in sanitary drainage etc. Hence it is ' (Incorrect).

C. Columns and struts - Due to the high% of carbon Cast iron has low tensile strength and Good compressive strength - Columns and struts are compressive members hence it is "️(Correct)".

Arijit roy said:   3 years ago
Option B is the correct answer.

Shamim aktar said:   4 years ago
B is the right option.

Shubh said:   4 years ago
Given answer is correct.

Colum is a compression member. And cast iron is good in compression. So it can be used.

Ch.Anand kumar said:   4 years ago
No, the cast iron is only used for constructing water pipes only.

Anil Sonkar said:   4 years ago
B is the correct answer. We are using Cast Iron pipes. And never seen CI columns.

Babulal said:   4 years ago
Sir tell me different between wrought iron and cast iron.

Afzal ansari said:   5 years ago
The Correct Answer is option B.

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