Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions - Discussion


A reinforced concrete column contains longitudinal steel equal to 1 percent of net cross-sectional area of the column. Assume modular ratio as 10. The loads carried (using the elastic theory) by the longitudinal steel and the net area of concrete, are Ps and Pc respectively. The ratio Ps/Pc expressed as percent is

[A]. 0.1
[B]. 1
[C]. 1.1
[D]. 10

Answer: Option D


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Bhuvaneshwari said: (Feb 7, 2017)  
1/10 * 100 = 10.

Amritha said: (Feb 11, 2017)  
Let c/s area of conc =bd.
Therefore,c/s area of steel = .01bd.
We have, modular ratio=10.
So, ((ps/.01bd)÷(pc/bd)) = 10,
From this,
ps÷pc = .1.
But the question is in percentage. So 10%.

Imran said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
Good explanation. Thank you all.

Mukhesh said: (Sep 8, 2017)  
Please explain it properly.

Roy said: (Sep 27, 2017)  
Here, m=Es/Ec.

Sheela said: (Dec 18, 2017)  
Thanks All.

Sheela said: (Dec 18, 2017)  
Thanks @ Amritha and @Roy.

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