Mechanical Engineering - Strength of Materials

11. 

For a beam, as shown in the below figure, the maximum deflection is .

A. True
B. False

Answer: Option B

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12. 

If the slenderness ratio for a column is 100, then it is said to be a __________ column.

A. long
B. medium
C. short

Answer: Option A

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13. 

A masonry dam may fail due to

A. tension in the masonry of the dam and its base
B. overturning of the dam
C. crushing of masonry at the base of the dam
D. any one of the above

Answer: Option D

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14. 

In order to prevent crushing of masonry at the base of the dam, the maximum stress should be __________ the permissible stress of the soil.

A. equal to
B. less than
C. more than

Answer: Option B

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15. 

When a body is subjected to two equal and opposite pushes, as a result of which the body tends to reduce its length, the stress and strain induced is compressive.

A. True
B. False

Answer: Option A

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