# Mechanical Engineering - Strength of Materials - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Strength of Materials - Section 1 (Q.No. 24)

24.

When a rectangular beam is loaded transversely, the maximum compressive stress is developed on the

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Nikhil said:
4 years ago

If the beam is simply supported then maximum compressive stress will be at top layer and if it is cantilever beam then maximum compressive stress will act at the bottom layer.

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MUHAMMAD NABI said:
2 years ago

Simple.

When load is applied on a beam.

Upper zone = compressive zone.

Lower zone = tensile zone.

Now,

Stress = resisting force per unit area.

So reverse the above phenomena.

Upper zone = tensile stresses.

Lower zone = compressive stresses.

So the given answer is correct.

When load is applied on a beam.

Upper zone = compressive zone.

Lower zone = tensile zone.

Now,

Stress = resisting force per unit area.

So reverse the above phenomena.

Upper zone = tensile stresses.

Lower zone = compressive stresses.

So the given answer is correct.

(4)

Aleem Nasar said:
1 year ago

The given answer is right. Because compressive stress (not load or force) will produce in the bottom layer to resist the action of tensile forces or load develop in the bottom layer.

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Atanu said:
3 years ago

Top layer is the correct answer.

(3)

Nagato said:
3 years ago

You're right. @Subhendu.

When a body is compressed under the action of a force, the restoring force per unit area is known as the compression stress.

So, the Compressive stress is maxed at the bottom layer of the compression zone in a beam i.e. compression is min where compression stress in max.

Similarly, the Tensile stress is max at the top layer of tension zone i.e tension is a min at the top layer in tension zone due to max tensile stress.

When a body is compressed under the action of a force, the restoring force per unit area is known as the compression stress.

So, the Compressive stress is maxed at the bottom layer of the compression zone in a beam i.e. compression is min where compression stress in max.

Similarly, the Tensile stress is max at the top layer of tension zone i.e tension is a min at the top layer in tension zone due to max tensile stress.

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Ajaymedidhi said:
3 years ago

Transverse load acts perpendicular to the axis of beam.

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Vinay BEL said:
3 years ago

Top layer is the correct answer.

(1)

Ravikumar said:
7 years ago

Transverse load means load which is perpendicular to the neutral axis.

Avinash said:
5 years ago

Transversely means axially loading.

Ramesh said:
6 years ago

@Navaj.

If so, why there is compressive stress at the bottom in case of cantilever beam?

If so, why there is compressive stress at the bottom in case of cantilever beam?

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