# ME2254 Strength of Materials April May 2011 Question Paper

Anna University Chennai- Strength of Materials Question Bank for Mechanical pdf
Question Paper Code : 11410
B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, April May 2011
Fourth Semester in R-2008 / Third Semester in R-2013
Mechanical Engineering
ME2254 Strength of Materials
(Common to Production Engineering and Automobile Engineering)
(Regulation 2008)
(Common to PTME 2254 - Strength of Materials for B.E (Part-Time) Third Semester, Mechanical Engineering, Regulation 2009)
Time : Three hours
Maximum : 100 marks

Note: New Subject Code in R-2013 is CE6306

PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 marks)
1. A rod of diameter 30 mm and length 400 mm was found to elongate 0.35 mm when it was subjected to a load of 65 kN. Compute the modulus of elasticity of the material of this rod.
2. What is strain energy and write its unit in S.I. system?
3. Mention and sketch any two types of supports and cording for the beams.
4. Sketch the bending stress as well as shear stress distribution for a beam of rectangular cross section.
5. Write down the simple torsion formula with the meaning of each symbol for circular cross section.
6. Define stiffness of spring and mention its unit in SI system.
7. List any four methods of determining slope and deflection of loaded beam.
8. The actual length of a column is 10 m. Determine its effective length if both the ends of the column are rigidity fixed.
9. What are assumptions involved in the analysis of thin cylindrical shells.
10. Define principle planes.

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