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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.
Answer: Option
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NEERAJ said:   7 years ago
Cast iron can't be used in columns and struts so the answer should be option B.

Durga said:   7 years ago
Ya, this is right cast. Iron is mainly used in pipes. So, the answer is B.

Aashish rastogi said:   7 years ago
Answer is B only, cast iron is brittle in nature so can't be used in column and struts.

Baloch said:   7 years ago
Cast Iron is good in compression but weak in tensile, (due to high % of carbon).

In columns usually tensile stresses are ignored, so cast iron is right answer.

On other hand mild steel is ductile which makes it good in absorbing tensile stresses are used in beams, C is right.

Denil said:   7 years ago
Wrought iron is used small sized water pipes.

Vikash prajapati said:   7 years ago
Cast iron pipe is widely use in water supply in community. So B is correct.

Ajay Kumar Patel said:   7 years ago
Please! anyone tell me the correct answer.

Deepakrawat said:   7 years ago
Wrought iron is used for small sized water pipes.

And cast iron is used for columns and struts because the column is designed for comp. Stresses and cast iron is good in compression.

Vivek gami said:   6 years ago
Wrong because cast iron is brittle as compare to steel, may be the right answer is pipe.

DSP said:   6 years ago
No, Cast Iron not used as column or strut.

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