GATE Questions & Answers of Deflection of Beams

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Total 14 Questions have been asked from Deflection of Beams topic of Mechanics of Materials subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 1.86.

A cantilever beam having square cross-section of side $ \alpha $ is subjected to an end load. If $ \alpha $ is increased by 19%, the tip deflection decreases approximately by

A horizontal bar with a constant cross-section is subjected to loading as shown in the figure. The Young's moduli for the sections AB and BC are 3E and E, respectively.

For the deflection at C to be zero, the ratio P/F is ____________

A rigid horizontal rod of length 2L is fixed to a circular cylinder of radius R as shown in the figure. Vertical forces of magnitude P are applied at the two ends as shown in the figure. The shear modulus for the cylinder is G and the Young’s modulus is E.

The vertical deflection at point A is

A beam of length L is carrying a uniformly distributed load w per unit length. The flexural rigidity of the beam is EI. The reaction at the simple support at the right end is

 

A cantilever beam with flexural rigidity of 200 N.m2 is loaded as shown in the figure . The deflection (in mm) at the tip of the beam is ____.

A cantilever beam with square cross section of 6 mm side is subjected to a load of 2 kN normal to the top surface as shown in figure. The Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of the beam is 210 GPa. The magnitude of slope ( in radian) at Q (20 mm from the fixed end) is_____.

The flexural rigidity (EI) of a cantilever beam is assumed to be constant over the length of the beam shown in figure. If a load P and bending moment PL/2 are applied at the free end of the beam then the value of the slope at the free end is

A cantilever beam of length, L, with uniform cross-section and flexural rigidity, EI, is loaded uniformly by a vertical load, w per unit length. The maximum vertical deflection of the beam is given by

A force P is applied at a distance x from the end of the beam as shown in the figure. What would be the value of x so that the displacement at ‘A’ is equal to zero?

A cantilever beam of length L is subjected to a moment M at the free end. The moment of inertia of the beam cross section about the neutral axis is I and the Young’s modulus is E. The magnitude of the maximum deflection is

A triangular-shaped cantilever beam of uniform–thickness is shown in the figure. The Young’s modulus of the material of the beam is E. A concentrated load P is applied at the free end of the beam.

The area moment of inertia about the neutral axis of a cross-section at a distance x measured from the free end is

A triangular-shaped cantilever beam of uniform–thickness is shown in the figure. The Young’s modulus of the material of the beam is E. A concentrated load P is applied at the free end of the beam.

The maximum deflection of the beam is

A frame of two arms of equal length L is shown in the adjacent figure. The flexural rigidity of each arm of the frame is EI. The vertical deflection at the point of application of load P is

For the component loaded with a force F as shown in the figure, the axial stress at the corner point P is