Objective Questions and Answer: Mechanics & Strength of Materials 6

Subject: Mechanics & Strength of Materials 6

**Part 6: Objective questions and answers of Mechanics & Strength of Materials**

**Q1. According to principle of moments**

a) If a system of coplanar forces is in equilibrium, then their algebraic sum is zero

b) If a system of coplanar forces is in equilibrium, then the algebraic sum of their moments about any point in their plane is zero

c) The algebraic sum of the moments of any two forces about any point is equal to moment of the resultant about the same point

d) Positive and negative couples can be balanced

**Q2. Which of the following is not a vector quantity?**

a) Weight

b) Velocity

c) Acceleration

d) Force

**Q3. According to law of triangle of forces**

a) Three forces acting at a point will be in equilibrium

b) Three forces acting at a point can be represented by a triangle, each side being proportional to force

c) If three forces acting upon a particle are represented in magnitude and direction by the sides of a triangle, taken in order, they will be in equilibrium

d) If three forces acting at a point are in equilibrium, each force is proportional to the sine of the angle between the other two

**Q4. If a rigid body is in equilibrium under the action of three forces, then**

a) These forces are equal

b) The lines of action of these forces meet in a point

c) The lines of action of these forces are parallel

d) (b) and (c) above

**Q5. D Alembert′s principle is used for**

a) Reducing the problem of kinetics to equivalent statics problem

b) Determining stresses in the truss

c) Stability of floating bodies

d) Designing safe structures

**Q6. A heavy ladder resting on floor and against a vertical wall may not be in equilibrium, if**

a) The floor is smooth, the wall is rough

b) The floor is rough, the wall is smooth

c) The floor and wall both are smooth surfaces

d) The floor and wall both are rough surfaces

**Q7. According to Lami′s theorem**

a) Three forces acting at a point will be in equilibrium

b) Three forces acting at a point can be represented by a triangle, each side being proportional to force

c) If three forces acting upon a particle are represented in magnitude and direction by the sides of a triangle, taken in order, they will be in equilibrium

d) If three forces acting at a point are in equilibrium, each force is proportional to the sine of the angle between the other two

**Q8. Two coplanar couples having equal and opposite moments**

a) Balance each other

b) Produce a couple and an unbalanced force

c) Are equivalent

d) Can not balance each other.

**Q9. A framed structure is perfect if it contains members equal to**

a) 2n-3

b) N-l

c) 2n-l

d) N – 2where n = number of joints in a frame

**Q10. The product of either force of couple with the arm of the couple is called**

a) Resultant couple

b) Moment of the forces

c) Resulting couple

d) Moment of the couple

**Q11. In determining stresses in frames by methods of sections, the frame is divided into two parts by an imaginary section drawn in such a way as not to cut more than**

a) Two members with unknown forces of the frame

b) Three members with unknown forces of the frame

c) Four members with unknown forces of the frame

d) Three members with known forces of the frame

**Q12. The center of gravity of a uniform lamina lies at**

a) The center of heavy portion

b) The bottom surface

c) The mid point of its axis

d) All of the above

**Q13. Center of gravity of a solid cone lies on the axis at the height**

a) One-fourth of the total height above base

b) One-third of the total height above base

c) One-half of the total height above base

d) Three-eighth of the total height above the base

**Q14. Center of percussion is**

a) The point of C.G.

b) The point of metacentre

c) The point of application of the resultant of all the forces tending to cause a body to rotate about a certain axis

d) Point of suspension

**Q15. Center of gravity of a thin hollow cone lies on the axis at a height of**

a) One-fourth of the total height above base

b) One-third of the total height above base

c) One-half of the total height above base

d) Three-eighth of the total height above the base

**Q16. The center of percussion of the homogeneous rod of length L suspended at the top will be**

a) L/2

b) L/3

c) 3L/4

d) 2L/3

**Q17. The center of gravity of a triangle lies at the point of**

a) Concurrence of the medians

b) Intersection of its altitudes

c) Intersection of bisector of angles

d) Intersection of diagonals

**Q18. The possible loading in various members of framed structures are**

a) Compression or tension

b) Buckling or shear

c) Shear or tension

d) All of the above

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**Q19. A heavy string attached at two ends at same horizontal level and when central dip is very small approaches the following curve**

a) Catenary

b) Parabola

c) Hyperbola

d) Elliptical

**Q20. A trolley wire weighs 1.2 kg per meter length. The ends of the wire are attached to two poles 20 meters apart. If the horizontal tension is 1500 kg find the dip in the middle of the**

**span**

a) 2.5 cm

b) 3.0 cm

c) 4.0 cm

d) 5.0 cm

**Part 6: Objective questions and answers of Mechanics & Strength of Materials**

Q1. Answer b

Q2. Answer a

Q3. Answer c

Q4. Answer d

Q5. Answer a

Q6. Answer c

Q7. Answer d

Q8. Answer d

Q9. Answer a

Q10. Answer d

Q11. Answer b

Q12. Answer c

Q13. Answer a

Q14. Answer c

Q15. Answer b

Q16. Answer d

Q17. Answer a

Q18. Answer a

Q19. Answer b

Q20. Answer c