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DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES

1. Maximum size of fillet weld for a plate of square edge is (GATE-97) (A) 1.5 mm less than the thickness of the plate, (B) One half of the thickness of the plate, (C) Thickness of the plate itself, (D) 1.5 mm more than the thickness of the plate. 2. Factor of safety adopted by IS:800-1984 while arriving the permissible stress in axial compression is (GATE-97) (A) 2.00 (B) 1.00 (C) 1.67 (D) 1.50 3. Effective length of rafter member between two nodes at a distance L, perpendicular to the plane of the truss is (GATE-97) (A) 2.00L (B) 0.85L (C) 1.50L (D) 1.00L 4. Allowable average shear stress in an unstiffened web for beams made of steel of grade 250 N/mm2 is (GATE-97) (A) 250 N/mm2 (B) 165 N/mm2 (C) 150 N/mm2 (D) 100 N/mm2 5. The maximum permissible deflection for a gantry girder, spanning over 6 m, on which an EOT(electric overhead travelling) crane of capacity 200 kN is operating is (GATE-98) (A) 8 mm (B) 10 mm (C) 12 mm (D) 18 mm 6. A steel beam supporting load from floor slab as well as from wall is termed as (GATE-99) (A) Stringer Beam, (C) Spandrel Beam, (B) Lintel Beam, (D) Header Beam. 7. The problem of lateral buckling can arise only in those steel beams which have (GATE-99) (A) Moment of Inertia about the bending axis larger than other, (B) Moment of Inertia about the bending axis smaller than the other, (C) Fully supported compression flange, (D) None of these 8. Two plates each of width 150 mm & thickness 10 mm are connected with three 20 mm rivets placed in a zig-zag pattern. The pitch of the rivets is 75 mm & gauge is 60 mm. If the allowable tensile stress is 150 MPa, the maximum tensile force that the joint can withstand is (GATE-99) (A) 195.66 kN (B) 195.00 kN (C) 192.75 kN (D) 225.00 kN 9. Identify the most efficient butt joint (with double cover plates) for a plate in tension from the patterns (plan views) shown below, each comprising 6 identical bolts with the same pitch & gauge (GATE-01)

10. Consider the following two statements related to structural steel design, & identify whether they are TRUE or FALSE (GATE-01) I. The Euler buckling load of a slender steel column depends on the yield strength of steel, II. In the design of laced column, the maximum spacing of the lacing does not depend on the slenderness of column as a whole. (A) Bothe statements are TRUE, (B) Statement I is TRUE & statement II is FALSE, (C) Statement I is FALSE & statement II is TRUE, (D) Both statements are FALSE. 11. When designing steel structures, one must ensure that local buckling in webs does not takes place. This check may not be very critical when using rolled steel sections because (GATE-02) (A) Quality control at time of manufacture of rolled sections is very good, (B) Web depths are available are small, (C) Web stiffeners are in-built in rolled sections, (D) Depth to thickness ratios (of the web) are appropriately adjusted. 12. An ISMB 500 is used as a beam in a multi-storey construction. From the view point of structural design, it can be considered to be laterally restrained when (GATE-02) (A) The tension flange is laterally restrained, (B) The compression flange is laterally restrained, (C) The web is adequately stiffened, (D) The conditions in (A) & (C) are met. 13. ISA 100 x 100 x 10 mm (c/s area=- 1908 mm2) serves as tensile member. This angle is welded to a gusset plate along A & B appropriately as shown. Assuming the yield strength of the steel to be 260 N/mm2 the tensile strength of this member can be taken to be approximately (GATE-02)

(A) (B)

500 kN, 300 kN,

(C) 225 kN (D) 375 kN

14. In the above question, if the length of weld along A & B are l1 & l2 respectively. Which of the following is a possibly acceptable combination of l1 & l2 (GATE-02) (A) L1 = 60 mm & l2 = 150 mm, (B) L1 = 150 mm & l2 = 60 mm, (C) L1 = 150 mm & l2 = 150 mm, (D) Any of the above, depending on the size of the weld 15. In the design of lacing system for a built-up steel column, the maximum allowable slenderness ratio of a lacing bar is (GATE-03) (A) 120 (B) 145 (C) 180 (D) 250 16. Which of the following elements of a pitched roof industrial steel building primarily resists lateral load parallel to the ridge (GATE-03) (A) Bracings, (C) Truss (B) Purlins, (D) Columns 17. Group I contains some elements in design of a simply supported plate girder & Group II gives some qualitative locations on the girder. Match the items of two lists as per good design practice & relevant codal provisions (GATE-03) GROUP I GROUP II P. Flange splice 1. At supports (minimum) Q. Web splice 2. Aways from centre of span R. Bearing stiffeners 3. Away from support S. Horizontal stiffeners 4. In the middle of span 5. longitudinally somewhere in the compression flange Codes: P Q R S P Q R S (A) 2 3 1 5 (C) 3 4 2 1 (B) 4 2 1 3 (D) 1 5 2 3