Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

Strength of Materials MCQs – Torsion Equation

1 - Question

Torsional sectional modulus is also known as _________ a) Polar modulus b) Sectional modulus c) Torsion modulus d) Torsional rigidity
View Answer Answer: a Explanation: The ratio of polar moment of inertia to radius of section is called Polar modulus or Torsional section modulus. Its units are mm3 or m3 (in SI).



2 - Question

________ is a measure of the strength of shaft in rotation. a) Torsional modulus b) Sectional modulus c) Polar modulus d) Torsional rigidity
View Answer Answer: c Explanation: The polar modulus is a measure of the strength of shaft in rotation. As the value of Polar modulus increases torsional strength increases.



3 - Question

What are the units of torsional rigidity? a) Nmm2 b) N/mm c) N-mm d) N
View Answer Answer: a Explanation: The product of modulus of rigidity (C) and polar moment of inertia (J) is called torsional rigidity. Torsional rigidity is a torque that produces a twist of one radian in a shaft of unit length.



4 - Question

The angle of twist can be written as ________ a) TL/J b) CJ/TL c) TL/CJ d) T/J
View Answer Answer: c Explanation: The angle of Twist = TL/CJ Where T = Torque in Nm L = Length of shaft CJ = Torsional rigidity.



5 - Question

The power transmitted by shaft SI system is given by __________ a) 2πNT/60 b) 3πNT/60 c) 2πNT/45 d) NT/60 W
View Answer Answer: a Explanation: In SI system, Power (P) is measured in watts (W) ; P = 2πNT/60 Where T = Average Torque in N.m N = rpm = 2πNT/ 45 1 watt = 1 Joule/sec = 1N.m/s.



6 - Question

Area of catchment is measured in ___________ a) mm3 b) Km2 c) Km d) mm
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: Catchment area can be defined as the area which contributes the surplus water present over it to the stream or river. It is an area which is responsible for maintaining flow in natural water bodies. It is expressed in square kilometres.



7 - Question

______ catchment area is a sum of free catchment area and intercepted catchment area. a) Total b) Additional c) Combined d) Overall
View Answer Answer: c Explanation: Combined catchment area is defined as the total catchment area which contributes the water in to stream or a tank. Combined Catchment area = Free catchment area + intercepted catchment area.



8 - Question

___________ has steep slopes and gives more run off. a) Intercepted Catchment Area b) Good Catchment Area c) Combined Catchment Area d) Average Catchment Area
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: Good catchment area consists of hills or rocky lands with steep slopes and little vegetation. It gives more run off.



9 - Question

How many number of rain gauge stations should be installed an area between 250 to 500 km2. a) 2 b) 4 c) 3 d) 5
View Answer

Answer: c
Explanation: 3 number of rain gauge stations should be installed an area between 250 to 500 km2.

Area of Basin(Km2) Number of Rain gauge stations
< 125 1
125 – 250 2
250 – 500 3



10 - Question

Trend of rainfall can be studied from _______ a) Rainfall graphs b) Rainfall records c) Rainfall curves d) Rainfall cumulatives
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: Rainfall records are useful for calculating run off over a basin. By using rainfall records estimate of design parameters of irrigation structures can be made. The maximum flow due to any storm can be calculated and predicted.



11 - Question

Estimation of run off “R” is 0.85P-30.48. The above formula was coined by _____ a) Lacey b) Darcy c) Khosla d) Ingli
View Answer Answer: d Explanation: Run off can be estimated by R= 0.85P-30.48 Where R = annual runoff in mm P = annual rainfall in mm.



12 - Question

Monsoon duration factor is denoted by ________ a) P b) S c) F d) T
View Answer

Answer: c
Explanation: Monsoon duration factor is denoted by F.

Class of Monsoon Monsoon Duration Factor (F)
Very Short 0.5
Standard length 1.0
Very long 1.5



13 - Question

Runoff coefficient is denoted by _______ a) P b) N c) K d) H
View Answer Answer: c Explanation: The runoff coefficient can be defined as the ratio of runoff to rainfall. Rainfall and runoff can be interrelated by runoff coefficient. R = KP K = R/P [K = is a runoff Coefficient depending on the surface of the catchment area].



14 - Question

_________ is a graph showing variations of discharge with time. a) Rising limb graph b) Crest graph c) Hydraulic graph d) Gauge graph
View Answer Answer: c Explanation: Hydrograph is a graph showing variations of discharge with time at a particular point of the stream. The hydrograph shows the time distribution of total run off at a point of measurement. Maximum flood discharge can also be calculated by using hydrograph.



15 - Question

Calculate the torque which a shaft of 300 mm diameter can safely transmit, if the shear stress is 48 N / mm2. a) 356 kNm b) 254 kNm c) 332 kNm d) 564 kNm
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: Given, the diameter of shaft D = 300 mm Maximum shear stress fs = 48 N/mm2. Torque = T = π/16 fs D3 = 254469004.9 Nmm = 254 kNm.

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