Normal & Shear Stress MCQ Questions & Answers

Normal & Shear Stress MCQs : This section focuses on the "Normal & Shear Stress". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Normal & Shear Stress skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.

Question 1

In the given figure a stepped column carries loads. What will be the maximum normal stress in the column at B in the larger diameter column if the ratio of P/A here is unity?

A. 1/1.5

B. 1

C. 2/1.5

D. 2

Question 2

The stress induced in a body, when subjected to two equal and opposite forces which are acting tangentially across the resisting section resulting the shearing of the body across its section is called ____________

A. Bending stress

B. Compressive stress

C. Shear strain

D. Shear stress

Question 3

A material has a Poisson's ratio of 0.5. If uniform pressure of 300GPa is applied to that material, What will be the volumetric strain of it?

A. 0.5

B. 0.2

C. 0.25

D. Zero

Question 4

A diagram which shows the variations of the axial load for all sections of the pan of a beam is called ____________

A. Bending moment diagram

B. Shear force diagram

C. Thrust diagram

D. Stress diagram

Question 5

The stress which acts in a direction perpendicular to the area is called ____________

A. Shear stress

B. Normal stress

C. Thermal stress

D. None of the mentioned

Question 6

A block 100mm x 100mm base and 10mm height. What will the direct shear stress in the element when a tangential force of 10kN is applied to the upper edge to a displacement 1mm relative to lower face?

A. 1Pa

B. 1MPa

C. 10MPa

D. 100Pa

Question 7

Which type of stress does in a reinforcement bar is taken by the concrete?

A. Tensile stress

B. Compressive stress

C. Shear stress

D. Bending stress

Question 8

If a bar of large length when held vertically and subjected to a load at its lower end, its won-weight produces additional stress. The maximum stress will be ____________

A. At the lower cross-section

B. At the built-in upper cross-section

C. At the central cross-section

D. At every point of the bar

Question 9

The transverse shear stress acting in a beam of rectangular cross-section, subjected to a transverse shear load, is ____________

A. variable with maximum at the bottom of the beam

B. Variable with maximum at the top of the beam

C. Uniform

D. Variable with maximum on the neutral axis

Question 10

In a body loaded under plane stress conditions, what is the number of independent stress components?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 6

Question 11

What is the formula for shear stress?

A. Shear resistance/shear area

B. Force/unit area

C. Bending strain/area

D. Shear stress/length

Question 12

A material has a Poissonâ€™s ratio of 0.5. If uniform pressure of 300GPa is applied to that material, What will be the volumetric strain of it?

A. 0.5

B. 0.2

C. 0.25

D. Zero

Question 13

Which of these are types of normal stresses?

A. Tensile and compressive stresses

B. Tensile and thermal stresses

C. Shear and bending

D. Compressive and plane stresses