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MSTR21

USN

M S RAMAIAH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


(AUTONOMOUS INSTITUTE, AFFILIATED TO VTU)
BANGALORE - 560 054

SEMESTER END EXAMINATIONS - JUNE 2010


M.Tech ( Structural Engine ering )

Semester .

II

Subject :

Theory of Plates and Shells

Max . Ma rks .

1 00

Subject Code :

MSTR21

Duration :

3 hrs.

Course & Branch

Instructions to the Candidates:


Answer one full question from each unit
UNIT - I
1. Derive the expression for deflection surface of a simply supported (20)
rectangular plate subjected to uniformly distributed load. Use Navier's
approach. Obtain the solution if a point load is acting at (1;, rl) on the plate.
Indicate the limitation of the above approach.

2. A simply supported rectangular plate is subjected to uniformly distributed (20)


load of intensity qo per unit area . Obtain the equation for deflection surface
and calculate the maximum deflection of a square plate Adopt Levi's
approach.
UNIT - II
3. Derive the simple solution of an elliptical plate with clamped edges . The (20)
plate is subjected to uniform transverse load. Deduce the bending moment

of a beam with fixed ends in a plane strain condition.


4. Derive the expression for deflection of a simply supported circular plate (20)
without a central hole subjected to a uniform loading 'q' per unit area and
compute the maximum deflection of a simply supported circular plate of one

metre diameter and 40mm thickness subjected to a uniformly distributed


load of 4kN/m2.
UNIT - III

5. a) Explain the Whitney method of analysis of folded plates. (10)


b) Explain the structural t=.^.--v:-1r o^ folded plates as characterized by plate and (10)
slab action.
6. a) Explain the following (i) edge shear (ii) stress distribution and (iii) effect of (10)
joint moments.
b) Write a brief note on ASCE committee recommendations for the design of (10)
prismatic folded plate roofs.

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UNIT - IV
7. Derive the equations of equilibrium of a cylindrical shell and obtain (20)
expressions for N, , N# and N,,.
8. A horizontal circular pipe filled with liquid and simply supported at ends with (20)
pressure 'Po'. Calculate the values of membrane forces N,, N# and Nye.
UNIT - V
9. a) Derive the fourth order differential equation for a shell element subjected to (12)
a load with respect to its axis as
a

4 +484w= D
b) Calculate the longitudinal force at the top and bottom of shell of 45 metre (8)
span, 9 metres radius and half shell angle of 35. Thickness of the shell is
100mm. Dead load 1.5 kN/m2 and live load 1.0 kN/m2.
10 a) Obtain the expressions for deflection, membrane forces in a cylindrical water (10)
tank of uniform wall thickness when the wall is rigidly fixed at the base and

the top is free.


b) Develop an expression for membrane forces No and Ne for a spherical dome (10)
of radius 'a' having an upper reinforcing ring beam to accommodate an
opening at the periphery of which there will be a line load acting.

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