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Engineering . Technology. Creativity
FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING & EARTH RESOURCES FINAL EXAMINATION
THEORY OF STRUCTURE
BAA2113
COURSE
COURSE CODE
LECTURER
MOHD FAJ.ZAL BIN MD JAAFAR MOHD ARIF BIN SULAIMAN
4
DATE
JANUARY 2012
TIME
SESSION/SEMESTER
3 HOURS
SESSION 2OIII2OI2 SEMESTER
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PROGRAM CODE
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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
This question paper consists of FIVE (5) questions. Answer ALL questions. Answer question l, 2 and 3 in answer booklet (1) and other questions in answer booklet (2). All answers to a new question should start on new page. All the calculations must be shown and assumptions clearly stated. Candidates are not allowed to bring any material other than those allowed by the invigilator into the examination room.
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EXAMINATION REOUIREMENT
1.
Answer booklet

2 booklets
DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO This examination paper consists of EIGHT (8) printed pages including front page.
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CONFIDENTIAL
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QUESTION
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Draw the s.lastic cu_rJ*e for the beam due to a point load as shown in Figure Qla. Do you think the maximum deflection will take place at the midspan of the beam? Identify the exact position where the maximum deflection.
(3
Marks)
B
Figure Qla
b)
An overhanging steel beam AF and two short members welded together to form a beam as shown in Figure Q1b. The beam carries a point load of 40 kN at point A and a uniformly distributed load of 10 kN/m along segment CD. A horizontal load of 50 kN is applied at the end of short member. Fl9Iyryl,!.{Sess is constant'
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Write down the elastic equations for the beam by using MacCaulay's
method.
(12 Marks) Determine the location and largest deflection between span BE of beam accurate to the nearest 0.01 m. (5 Marks)
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40 kN
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Figure Q2 shows a rigidjointed frame made of 4.36 steel fixed at A and D. It carries a uniformly distributed load of 15 kN/m on column CD and horizontal point load of 5 kN at C. In addition, a simply supported beam EF was attached to member BC and carries a uniformly distributed load of 30 kN/m along the span. Young's modulus for each member is constant and the second moment area of each member is indicated in the figure. By using moment distribution method, determine the bending moments at critical
points.
Note: Construct FOUR (4) loops of balance and answer should be given in two (2)
decimal points.
(20
Marks)
8m
15
kN/m
Figure Q2
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QUESTTON 3
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State FIVE (5) main assumptions in the analysis of a coplanar truss. (5
Marks)
b)
An aluminum pinjointed scissors truss shown in Figwe Q3 is supported by pin at A and roller at B, respectively. A point load of 6 kN is applied at 60o from xaxis at joint C, All members of the truss have an identical sectional area. Determine the minimum required g!$Lsectianalarea for thepember if deflection at D is limited to 10 mm. The Young's modulus of aluminum'(Euru)]is 70 GPa.
(15 Marks)
6kN
Figure Q3
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QUESTION 4
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List TWO (2) differences between the diagrams of influence lines and structural ,.rponse such as shear force and bending moment diagrams. (4 Marks)
Draw qualitative influence lines diagram for /shear at A for the beam shown m
Figures Q4a.
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Marks)
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Figure Q4a
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Figure Q4b shows a statically determinate overhanging beam AC with span of 4.5 m. The beam is subjected to a series point loads which is travelling in either direction along the beam. Determine the absolute moment for the beam.
(10 Marks)
10
kN ls kN i0 kN
20
kN
30 kN
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4.5m
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4.5m
Figure Q4b
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QUESTION s
along segment BC and an inclined load of 30 kN at point D.
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A threehinged arch shown in Figure Q5 canies a linearly distributed load of ffi. kNlm
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Calculate the height of arch, h.
(2
Marks)
Determine the reactions at supports A and B.
(6
Marks)
Determine all the internal forces at point E'
(12
Marks)
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3.28 m
Figure Q5
END OF QUESTION PAPER
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