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GATE CE 2006

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

In the design of beams for the limit state of collapse in flexure as per $$IS:$$ $$456$$ - $$2000,$$ let the maximum strain in concrete be limited to $$0.0025$$ (in place of $$0.0035$$). For this situation, consider a rectangular beam section with breadth as $$250$$ $$mm,$$ effective depth as $$350$$ $$mm,$$ area of tension steel as $$1500\,\,m{m^2},$$ and characteristic strengths of concrete and steel as $$30$$ $$MPa$$ and $$250$$ $$MPa$$ respectively.

At the limiting state of collapse in flexure, the force acting on the compression zone of the section is

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GATE CE 2003

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

Maximum strains in an extreme fibre in concrete and in the tension reinforcement (Fe-$$415$$ grade and $${E_s} = 200\,\,kN/m{m^2}$$) in a balanced section at limit state of flexure are respectively

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GATE CE 2003

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

A reinforced concrete beam, size $$200$$ $$mm$$ wide and $$300$$ $$mm$$ deep overall is simply supported over a span of $$3$$ $$m.$$ It is subjected to two point loads $$P$$ of equal magnitude placed at middle third points. The two loads are gradually increased simultaneously. Beam is reinforced with $$2$$ $$HYSD$$ $$415$$ bars of $$16$$ $$mm$$ diameter placed at an effective cover of $$40$$ $$mm$$ on bottom face and nominal shear reinforcement. The characteristic compressive strength and the bending tensile strength of the concrete are $$20.0\,\,N/m{m^2}$$ and $$2.2\,\,N/m{m^2}$$ respectively.

Ignoring the presence of tension reinforcement, the value of load $$P$$ in $$kN$$ when the first flexure crack will develop in the beam is

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GATE CE 2003

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

A reinforced concrete beam, size $$200$$ $$mm$$ wide and $$300$$ $$mm$$ deep overall is simply supported over a span of $$3$$ $$m.$$ It is subjected to two point loads $$P$$ of equal magnitude placed at middle third points. The two loads are gradually increased simultaneously. Beam is reinforced with $$2$$ $$HYSD$$ $$415$$ bars of $$16$$ $$mm$$ diameter placed at an effective cover of $$40$$ $$mm$$ on bottom face and nominal shear reinforcement. The characteristic compressive strength and the bending tensile strength of the concrete are $$20.0\,\,N/m{m^2}$$ and $$2.2\,\,N/m{m^2}$$ respectively.

The theoretical failure load of the beam for attainment of limit state of collapse in flexure is

Questions Asked from Singly Reinforced Sections (Marks 2)

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GATE CE Subjects

Engineering Mechanics

Strength of Materials Or Solid Mechanics

Structural Analysis

Construction Material and Management

Reinforced Cement Concrete

Steel Structures

Geotechnical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines

Geomatics Engineering Or Surveying

Environmental Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

General Aptitude