# 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
top layer
bottom layer
neutral axis
every cross-section
Explanation:
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Discussion:
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Anusha said:   6 years ago
I agree @Navaj.

Navaj Mulla said:   6 years ago
Given answer is correct because actually stress means internal pressure to resist external loading as it is loaded transversely compression is at top and tension is at bottom but to resist bottom tension there should be compression force is required and this internal compressive force per unit area is nothing but compressive stress at bottom. So answer b is correct.

Jatinder Kumar Prajapati said:   7 years ago
A should be the correct answer.

Pradeep gk said:   7 years ago
If it is cantilever beam the answer would be bottom later.

If it is SSB then the top layer.

Transfer load means acting perpendicular to the beam axis.

Dr Ravi said:   7 years ago
Answer is correct if it is a cantilever. It is wrong if the beam is simply supported.

Paresh purohit said:   7 years ago
If it is cantilever beam answer would be a bottom later.
If it is SS Beam then the top layer.

Kuldeep said:   7 years ago
Stress will depend on type of beam.

M. VIDISHA said:   7 years ago
Here loaded transversely mean load acting downwards i.e. perpendicular to longitudinal axis of the beam, definitely question is the insufficient type of beam should be mentioned.

If it is cantilever beam answer would be bottom later.

If it is SS Beam then the top layer.

Naidu said:   5 years ago
Tensile force and tensile stressed are different and opposite to each other.

Pramod kumar said:   7 years ago
I think Option A is the right answer.