# GATE Questions & Answers of Connections - simple and eccentric

## What is the Weightage of Connections - simple and eccentric in GATE Exam?

Total 8 Questions have been asked from Connections - simple and eccentric topic of Steel Structures subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 1.62.

In a fillet weld, the direct shear stress and bending tensile stress are 50 MPa and 150 MPa, respectively. As per Is 800: 2007, the equivalent stress (in MPa, up to two decimal places) will be ______

A fillet weld is simultaneously subjected to factored normal and shear stresses of 120 MPa and 50 MPa, respectively. As per IS 800 : 2007, the equivalent stress (in MPa, up to two decimal places) is ______

Four bolts P, Q, R and S of equal diameter are used for a bracket subjected to a load of 130 kN as shown in the figure. The force in bolt P is

A column is subjected to a load through a bracket as shown in the figure. The resultant force (in kN, up to one decimal place) in the bolt 1 is ___________

Two plates are connected by fillet welds of size 10 mm and subjected to tension, as shown in the figure.  The thickness of each plate is 12 mm.  The yield stress and the ultimate tensile stress of steel are 250 MPa and 410 MPa, respectively.  The welding is done in the workshop $\left(\gamma_{mw}=1.25\right)$. As per the Limit State Method of IS 800: 2007, the minimum length (rounded off to the nearest higher multiple of 5 mm) of each weld to transmit a force P equal to 270 kN (factored) is

Two bolted plates under tension with alternative arrangement of bolt holes are shown in figures 1 and 2. The hole diameter, pitch, and gauge length are d, p and g, respectively. Which one of the following conditions must be ensured to have higher net tensile capacity of configuration shown in Figure 2 than that shown in Figure 1 ? 