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

Gui said:   5 years ago
Cast-iron columns enabled architects to build tall buildings without the enormously thick walls required to construct masonry buildings of any height. Such flexibility allowed tall buildings to have large windows. In urban centres like SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District in New York City, manufacturing buildings and early department stores were built with cast-iron columns to allow daylight to enter. Slender cast-iron columns could also support the weight that would otherwise require thick masonry columns or piers, opening up floor spaces in factories, and sight lines in churches and auditoriums. The historic Iron Building in Watervliet, New York, is a cast-iron building.

So the answer is correct.

Saddam said:   6 years ago
The cast iron is good in compression because of high % of carbon, column and strut comprise a member that's why cast iron used in the column but column contain a huge amount of concrete, concrete take compressive load so why steel use for taking the compressive load. We all are known in a RCC member concrete take comp load and steel take tension. So, I think B is the right answer.

Rajnish kumar said:   6 years ago
Cast iron is used to water pipes etc.

It should not used to column and struts so answer B is correct.

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

Monu said:   6 years ago
As cast iron is brittle in nature then wrought iron. So, the correct answer seems to be B.

Ankit said:   6 years ago
I think answer b is right.

Priya said:   6 years ago
Yes, correct answer is C. Because cast iron is good in compression so it is used in column and large water pipes. However wrought iron pipe used for small size water pipes.

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

Vivek gami said:   7 years ago
Wrong because cast iron is brittle as compare to steel, may be the right answer is pipe.

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