# GATE Questions & Answers of Energy Methods

## What is the Weightage of Energy Methods in GATE Exam?

Total 3 Questions have been asked from Energy Methods topic of Mechanics of Materials subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 1.67.

Two threaded bolts A and B of same material and length are subjected to identical tensile load. If the elastic strain energy stored in bolt A is 4 times that of bolt B and the mean diameter of bolt A is 12 mm, the mean diameter of bolt B in mm is