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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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.

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

Naveen said:   10 years ago
What is transverse loading?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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