Questions & Answers of Working Stress

Weightage of Working Stress

Total 9 Questions have been asked from Working Stress topic of Concrete Structures subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 1.44.

As per IS 456:2000, in the Limit State Design of a flexural member, the strain in reinforcing bars under tension at ultimate state should not be less than

The cross-section of a thermo-mechanically treated (TMT) reinforcing bar has

The modulus of rupture of concrete in terms of its characteristic cube compressive strength (fck) in MPa according to IS 456:2000 is

For limit state of collapse, the partial safety factors recommended by IS 456:2000 for estimating the design strength of concrete and reinforcing steel are respectively

Column I gives a list of test methods for evaluating properties of concrete and Column II gives the list of properties

Column I Column II
P. Resonant frequency test 1. Tensile strength
Q. Rebound hammer test 2. Dynamic modulus of elasticity
R. Split cylinder test 3. Workability
S. Compacting factor test 4. Compressive strength

A reinforced concrete structure has to be constructed along a sea coast. The minimum grade of concrete to be used as per IS: 456-2000 is

Un-factored maximum bending moments at a section of a reinforced concrete beam resulting from a frame analysis are 50, 80, 120 and 180 kNm under dead, live, wind and earthquake loads respectively. The design moment (kNm) as per IS: 456-2000 for the limit state of collapse (flexure) is

Consider the following statements:

I. The compressive strength of concrete decreases with increase in water-cement ratio of the concrete mix.
II. Water is added to the concrete mix for hydration of cement and workability.
III. Creep and shrinkage of concrete are independent of the water-cement ratio in the concrete mix.

The TRUE statements are

Consider the following statements:

I. Modulus of elasticity of concrete increases with increase in compressive strength of concrete.
II. Brittleness of concrete increases with decrease in compressive strength of concrete.
III. Shear strength of concrete increases with increase in compressive strength of concrete.

The TRUE statements are