Mechanical Engineering - Strength of Materials - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Strength of Materials - Section 1 (Q.No. 24)
When a rectangular beam is loaded transversely, the maximum compressive stress is developed on the
top layer
bottom layer
neutral axis
every cross-section
Answer: Option
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Kamlesh said:   1 decade ago
Maximum compressive stress in developed at the top layer. And maximum tensile stress is developed at bottom fibre due to elongation of fibre.

L D GARG said:   1 decade ago
Loaded means loaded downwards. In that case upper fibers will be compressed while lower will be expanded. Hence maximum compressive stress will be developed in top layer.

Chandrakishor pal said:   1 decade ago
Top layer concave shape gain and bottom layer convex shape so top layer is compressive stress.

MD HAMZA KAMAL said:   1 decade ago
When the loaded in rectangular beam, then will be developed maximum stresses in bottom and top layer.

Pushpal said:   1 decade ago
The answer which is given that is only true for when load is applied transversely downward.

Omkar said:   1 decade ago
Can anyone explain the meaning loaded transversely?

VIPIN said:   1 decade ago
What is the diff b/w Transverse load and direct load?

Manish thakur said:   1 decade ago
If beam is cantilever then max. compressive stress will be in the bottom fibre but in case SSB max. compressive stress will be in the top fibre.

Sangeeta said:   1 decade ago
Due to transverse load the beam is sagging, so that's the compression is developed on top layer.

Nishanth Kallada said:   1 decade ago
Max compression will be on top layer and this will decreases towards neutral layer and becomes zero at neutral layer, after that stress will be tensile and value increases and reaches max at bottom layer.

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