# STRENGTH OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING GATE 2013 (COMPLETE IN TWO DAYS

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Sl.No. PROBLEM TYPE 1 CENTROID 2 MOMENT OF INERTIA Description of the problem Know how to find the centroid of compound section,( X ,Y) Know how to find first moment of inertia (which is useful to find the bending shear stress), second moment of inertia (which is useful to find the bending compressive and bending tensile stress), product of inertia (which is used to locate the principal axes, where the product inertia is zero) and polar moment of inertia (sum of second moment inertia about both axes). Also train up yourself for the direction of principal axes and the magnitude of principal moment of inertia. In the derivation between modulus of rigidity and the elastic modulus, the pure shear specimen (that is the specimen will be subjected to shear stress only) will have internally tensile stress and compressive stress diagonally, having magnitude equal to the shear stress. In the derivation of between elastic modulus and bulk modulus, you should know how to find the volumetric strain of a cube subjected to the hydrostatic pressure. Generalised hooks law equations for finding the change in dimensions, when the elastic body is subjected to uniaxial load or uniaxial stress, biaxial load or biaxial stress and triaxial load or triaxial stress. (concentrate on cylindrical specimen, where there is change in diameter or change in length) See the concept of the principal stresses AND principal strains. Also know how to find the direction of principal axes , magnitude of principal stresses or strains and the maximum shear stress or shear strain. So far principal strains or maximum shear strain problems are not given. See the problems on the axially loaded, prismatic or non prismatic members (tapered rods), composite members. Temperature effect and self weight effect on the members are also important. Know the concept in thin cylinders. Study various stresses and strains in the cylinder subjected to internal pressure. Also know how to design (i.e. finding the thickness of cylinder) the cylinder if the internal pressure and the permissible stress of the materials are given. Also know how to find the principal

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ELASTIC CONSTANTS

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PRINCIPAL STRESSES and PRINCIPAL STRAINS

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