Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion

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In a gusseted base, when the end of the column is machined smooth for complete bearing, the axial load is transferred to base slab :

[A]. Fully through fastening
[B]. Fully by direct bearing
[C]. 50 % by direct bearing and 50% through fastening
[D]. 60 % by direct bearing and 40% through fastening

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

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Sumeet said: (Jul 6, 2016)  
50% by direct bearing and 50% through fastenings.

Karthika said: (Jul 17, 2017)  
Yes, C is the correct answer.

Kirti said: (Nov 28, 2017)  
Answer is C.

Arghadip said: (Jan 2, 2018)  
Yes, C is the correct answer.

Bharti said: (May 10, 2018)  
I think, option C is correct.

Moalila said: (Jul 3, 2018)  
C is the correct answer.

Sagar Patil said: (Jul 26, 2018)  
C is the correct answer.

Dhanaraj D N said: (Aug 13, 2018)  
B is correct, if the column and base have machined end and perfect bearing is ensured the axial load is assumed to be transferred directly.

Soubhagya said: (Jan 21, 2020)  
Yes, B is the correct answer. I agree.

Priyanka said: (Jan 12, 2021)  
C is the correct answer.

Love Kishore said: (Feb 28, 2021)  
The Right answer is C.

Raunak said: (Nov 6, 2021)  
When the end of the column is machined for full bearing on the base plate, it is assumed that 50 % of the total design axial column load is transferred to the base plate by direct bearing and the remaining 50% of axial load will be transferred through fastenings like bolted or welded connection including gusset plate, stiffeners if any.

However, when the end of the column and gusset plate is not machined for full bearing i.e. partially machined, in that case, it is assumed that connection to the base plate is designed for all the forces acting on the plate.

Arsalan said: (Nov 27, 2021)  
B is correct. I too agree.

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