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DIAGNOSTIC TEST STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY (CES511) SEPT 2013

QUESTION 1

The following members are subjected to a uniform change in temperature. In which members
will the temperature change cause stresses in the axial direction? Ans: A

QUESTION 2

Which following statements are correct about elastic modulus E? Ans: B

A. E represents the capacity of a materials resistance to deformation.


B. E is a material constant and is independent of stress level in a material.
C. E depends on cross-sectional area when a member is in tension.
D. E depends on the magnitude and direction of the applied load.

QUESTION 3

A steel tensile test specimen has a cross sectional area of 100 mm2 and a gauge length of 50
mm, the gradient of the elastic section is 410 x 103 N/mm. Determine the modulus of elasticity.

Ans: C

A. 200 000 MPa


B. 200 000 GPa
C. 205 000 MPa
D. 200 000 GPa

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QUESTION 4

The shear force diagram of a simply supported beam is shown in Figure Q4. Which of
the following observations are not correct? Ans: D

Figure Q4

A. There is a concentrated force applied on the beam.


B. There is no concentrated moment applied on the beam.
C. There is a uniformly distributed load applied on the beam.
D. There is a linearly distributed load applied on the beam.

QUESTION 5

A metal wire is 2.5 mm diameter and 2 m long. A force of 12 N is applied to it and it stretches
0.3 mm. Assume the material is elastic. Determine the stress and strain in the wire. Ans: D

A. = 2.00 N/mm2, strain = 0.00015


B. = 2.04 N/mm2, strain = 0.0015
C. = 2.40 N/mm2, strain = 0.015
D. = 2.44 N/mm2, strain = 0.00015

QUESTION 6

Figure Q6
Object A is subjected by THREE forces T AB , T AC and 1173.65 N as shown in Figure Q6. If T AC =
500N, determine the value of T AB so that object A in equilibrium. Ans: B

A. T AB = 679.3 N B. T AB = 673.65 N C. T AB = 633.5 N D. T AB = 573.65 N

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QUESTION 7-9

Figure Q7 shows a simply supported beam loaded by uniform distributed load. It is supported
by pin and roller at A & B respectively.

w kN/m

A B

Figure Q7

QUESTION 7

What is the equation of Maximum moment at mid-span of the beam, M max in term of L & w.

Ans: A

A. wL2/8
B. wL/12
C. w2L/8
D. wL2/12

QUESTION 8

If the UDL, w = 12 kN/m developed maximum moment, M max = 80 kNm at mid-span of the
beam,what would be the corresponding span, L of the beam?. Ans: C
A. 7.5 m
B. 8.3 m
C. 7.3 m
D. 6.1 m

QUESTION 9

Where is the location of the maximum shear force, V max in the beam? Ans: A

A. At support of the beam


B. At mid-span of the beam
C. 1/3 from support A
D. 2/3 from support B

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QUESTION 10

Table 1 shows the type of support and their simple illustration. Complete the table by draw the
free body diagram to indicate the reaction forces at the support on each support condition in the
column provided.

Table 1