Sathyabama University Exam Question Papers BE
Mechanics of Solids – II Forth Sem 2010
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1. Define statically indeterminate beam with suitable example.
2. Define continuous beam with suitable example.
3. Define slenderness ratio.
4. State the assumptions made in Euler’s theory.
5. A seamless pipe 800mm diameter contains a fluid under a
pressure of 2N/mm2 if permissible tensile stress be 100N/mm2.
Find minimum thickness of the pipe.
6. What is meant by compound cylinders?
7. Define maximum shear stress.
8. Define strain energy in terms of principle stresses.
9. When does unsymmetrical bending take place?
10. A beam bends about its neutral axis for both symmetrical and
unsymmetrical bending. (True / False).
PART – B (5 x 12 = 60)
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11. A beam of length ‘I’ simply supported at the ends carriers a
pointed ‘W’ at a distance ‘a’ from the left end. Find the
deflection under the load and the maximum deflection.
12. A simply supported beam of span ‘I’ carries a point load ‘W’ at
mid span. Find the strain energy stored by the beam and hence
calculate the central deflection.
13. A strut 2.5m long is 60mm in diameter. One end of the strut is
fixed while its other end is hinged. Find the safe compressive
load for the members using Euler’s formula allowing a factor of
safety of 3.5. Take E = 2.1 x 105N/mm2.
14. A column of circular section made of cast iron 200mm external
dia and 20mm thick is used as a column 4m long. Both ends of
the column are fixed. The column carries load of 150KN at an
eccentricity of 25mm from the axis of the column. Find the
extreme stresses on the column section. Find also maximum
eccentricity in order there may be no tension anywhere on the
section, Take E = 94000N/mm2.
15. A thin seamless spherical shell of 1.5m dia is 8mm thick. It is
filled with a liquid so that the internal pressure is 1.5N/mm2,
determine the increase in diameter and capacity of the shell. Take
1/m=0.3 and E = 2X105N/mm2.
16. A thick spherical shell of 100m internal dia is subjected to an
internal fluid pressure of 30N/mm2. If the permissible tensile
stress is 80N/mm2. Find the thickness of the shell.
17. A rectangular block of materials is subjected to a tensile stress of
110N/mm2 on one plane and a tensile stress of 47N/mm2 on a
plane at right angles, together with shear stress of 63N/mm2 on
the same planes. Find (i) The direction of the principle plane.
(ii) The magnitude of the principle stresses. (iii) The magnitude
of the greatest shear stress.
18. A crankshaft 200mm in diameter is subjected to a bending
moment of 18.5KNm and a twisting moment of 27.75KNm. Find
the greatest shear stress. Find also the plane of the maximum
shear stress with respect to the axis of the shaft.
19. Derive and obtain an expression for the bending stress in an
unsymmetrical section subject to bending, using the generalized
20. Find the bending stress distribution of the section shown below
and compare it with any one method.