Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion


Which one of the following is the correct statement ? The strength of timber :

[A]. is maximum in a direction parallel to the grain
[B]. is maximum in a direction perpendicular to the grain
[C]. is maximum in a direction 45° to the grain
[D]. remains same in all directions

Answer: Option A


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Amith S said: (Mar 2, 2018)  
The strength of the timber is more in the direction perpendicular to the grains.

Amith S said: (Sep 3, 2018)  
I agree with the given answer.

Margub Saif said: (Jan 31, 2020)  
An angle of 0 degree to grains the strength of any timber is maximum.

Akshay said: (Sep 26, 2020)  
As question considering tensile strength. It's max in parallel to grains.

If specifically asks compressive strength. It's max in perpendicular to grains.

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