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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Katrina said:   1 decade ago
Maximum tensile stress is developed at bottom fibre due to elongation of fibre.

Naveen said:   10 years ago
What is transverse loading?

Dheerendra said:   10 years ago
Any load perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of beam.

Subhendu said:   9 years ago
The answer is totally correct. You all forgot the meaning of stress, it is the resisting force, when the beam is loaded transversely, tensile force will act on the bottom layer. So to compensate the effect, compressive stress will act at the bottom layer.

Kiran & Anuraj ,Professors said:   9 years ago
The answer is top layer as the compressive stress are developed maximum at the top layer. No doubt regarding the answer.

Devanesan Andrews said:   9 years ago
Its actually according to the type of the beam. So data in the question totally insufficient.

Raj said:   9 years ago
@Devanesan Andrews.

Question is sufficient. It is transversely loaded.

Anant kant krishnan said:   9 years ago
The loading condition in case of a leaf spring can said to be a transverse loading, and in this case the top layer will be under tension and bottom layer will be under compression.

Chetan said:   9 years ago
Load is applied transversely downward means top layer will undergo compressive stress and bottom layer under go tensile stress.

Rajeev said:   8 years ago
Since type of beam is not defined so it difficult to give the answer.

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