Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion

Discussion Forum : UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Section 9 (Q.No. 3)
Which one of the following sections performs better on the ductility criterion ?
Balanced section
Over-reinforced section
Under-reinforced section
Non-prismatic section
Answer: Option
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Sadashiva said:   6 years ago
Because We want the steel to yield in a ductile manner when the element is overloaded before the concrete fails in compression. Since the latter will not happen slowly most likely.

If there is too much steel, the concrete would fail rather than the steel yielding.

Somya p.Sahani said:   6 years ago
Why this is under the reinforced section?

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