Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion


A three-hinged semicircular arch of radius R carries a uniformly distributed load W per unit run over the whole span. The horizontal thrust is

[A]. WR
[B]. WR/2
[C]. 4/3π WR

Answer: Option B


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Sam said: (May 9, 2018)  
C is the correct answer.

Nandu said: (Feb 20, 2020)  
Semicircular with uld over entire span - wR/2.

Semicircular with conc load at the crown - W/2.

A Ali said: (Nov 9, 2020)  
C is the correct answer.

A Ali said: (Nov 9, 2020)  
Semi circular with udl (4R/3phi)*W.
Semi circular with point load W/φ

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