Strength of Materials Or Solid Mechanics
Simple Stresses
Previous Years Questions

Marks 1

In a material under a state of plane strain, a 10×10 mm square centered at a point gets deformed as shown in the figure. If the shear strain $$\gamma...
An elastic bar of length L, uniform cross sectional area A, coefficient of thermal expansion a, and Young’s modulus E is fixed at the two ends. The te...
A tapered circular rod of diameter varying from 20 mm to 10 mm is connected to another uniform circular rod of diameter 10 mm as shown in the followin...
The Poisson's ratio is defined as
The number of independent elastic constants for a linear elastic isotropic and homogeneous material is
For an isotropic material, the relationship between the young’s modulus (E), shear modulus (G) and Poisson’s ratio (μ) is given by
The shear modulus (G), modulus of elasticity (E) and the Poisson's ratio ($$\mu$$) of a material are related as
The stress-strain diagram for two materials A and B is shown below: The following statements are made based on this diagram: I. Material A is more br...
Pick the incorrect statement from the following four statements:
The maximum value of Poisson's ratio for an elastic material is
A cantilever beam of tubular section consists of 2 materials copper as outer cylinder and steel as inner cylinder. It is subjected to a temperature ri...
In a linear elastic structural element
The principle of superposition is made use of in structural computations when:

Marks 2

An elastic isotropic body is in a hydrostatic state of stress as shown in the figure. For no change in the volume to occur, what should be its Poisson...
A box of weight 100 kN shown in the figure is to be lifted without swinging. If all forces are coplanar, the magnitude and direction ($$\theta$$) of t...
A metal bar of length 100mm is inserted between two rigid supports and its temperature is increased by $$10^o$$C. If the coefficient of thermal expans...
The axial movement of top surface of stepped column as shown in figure is ...
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