Sub: Structural Engineering

Topic : Strength of Materials

Thin walled pressure vessels,
1. A thin-walled long cylindrical tank of inside radius r is subjected simultaneously to internal gas pressure p and axial compressive force F at its ends. In order to produce 'pure shear' state of stress in the wall of the cylinder, F should be equal to (a) pr2 (b) 2 pr2 2 (c) 3 pr (d) 4 pr2 A thin walled cylindrical pressure vessel having a radius of 0.5m and wall thickness of 25mm is subjected to an internal pressure of 700kPa. The hoop stress developed is (A) 14MPa (B) 1.4MPa (C) 0.14MPa (D) 0.014MPa c) 6. 1.0 d) 0.5

A thin cylindrical shell of internal diameter D and thickness‘t’ is subjected to internal pressure ‘p’ the change in diameter is given by a) b) c) d)




A thin cylindrical steel pressure vessel of diameter 6cm and wall thickness 3mm is subjected to an internal fluid pressure of intensity ‘P’. if the ultimate strength of steel 3600kg/ , the bursting pressure will be a) 18kg/ b) 36kg/ c) 180kg/ d) 8.

A thin cylindrical tube with closed ends is subjected to: 1. Longitudinal stress =14N/ 2. Hoop stress =2N/ 3. Shearing stress = 8N/ Then the maximum shearing stress is a) 14N/ b) 12N/ d) 8N/

c) 10N/


Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? a) Lame’s constants : thick cylinder b) Macaulay’s method : deflection of beam c) Euler’s method: theory of column d) Eddy’s theorem : torsion of shafts Two closed thin vessels, one cylindrical and the other spherical with equal internal diameter and wall thickness are subjected to equal internal fluid pressure. The ratio of hoop stresses in the cylindrical to that of spherical vessel is a) 4.0 b) 2.0

For the analysis of thick cylinders, the theory applicable is a) Lame’s theory b) Rankie’s theory c) Poisson’s theory d) Courbon’s theory A thin hollow cylinder of hollow cylinder ‘d’, length L and thickness ‘t’ is subjected to an internal pressure ‘p’. the hoop stress in the cylinder is a) c) b) d)




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Sub: Structural Engineering
10. A thin cylinder of thickness ‘t’, width ‘b’ and internal radius ‘r’ is subjected to a pressure ‘p’ on the entire internal surface. What is the change in radius of the cylinder? ( Is the Poisson’s ratio and E is the modulus of elasticity)? a) c) b) d)

Topic : Strength of Materials

11. A thin cylindrical tube closed at ends is subjected to internal pressure. A torque is also applied to the tube. The principal stresses developed are 80.0 units and 20.0 units respectively. If the yield stress is 240 units, then what is the factor of safety according to maximum shear stress theory? a) 3.00 b) 4.00 c) 5.00 d) 6.00

12. A thin cylinder of unit length, thickness‘t’ and radius ‘r’ is subjected to internal pressure ‘p’. What is the circumferential stress? a) pr/2Et b) pr/2t c) pr/t d) 2pr/t


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