Civil Engineering Questions And Answers :: Design Of Masonry Structures: part2

Civil Engineering : Design Of Masonry Structures QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS :: part2 : 1 to 5

Following Civil Engineering Multiple choice objective type questions and answers will help you in BSNL JTO, GATE 2014 and IES 2014 examinations :

1.A 200 mm thick brick masonry wall made of modular bricks carries an axial load of 30 kN/m from wall above and an eccentric load of 20 kN/m from RCC floor acting at a distance of 47.5 mm from the centre line of the wall. The resultant eccentricity ratio is


2.Consider the following statements regarding bands to be provided for strengthening masonry work in masonry buildings constructed in zone III, IV and V. (i) Lintel band is provided at lintel level on partition walls, (ii) Gable band is provided at top of gable masonry below the purlins, (iii) The bands shall be to full width of the wall and not less than 7.5 cm in depth, (iv) The bands shall be made of reinforced concrete only. Of these statements, the correct statements are

(i) and (ii)
(i) and (iii)
(ii) and (iv)
(ii) and (iii)

3.The basic stress in masonry units having height to width ratio of 1.5 may be increased by a factor of


4.Assertion A : For identical strength, a composite cement-lime mortar is preferred over cement mortar. Reason R : Composite cement-lime mortar has higher drying shrinkage than cement mortar. Select your answer based on the codes given below. Codes:

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A.
A is true but R is false.
A is false but R is true.

5.For masonry built in 1:1:6 cement-lime-sand mix mortar or equivalent, the horizontal shear stress permissible on the area of a mortar bed joint is

0.15 MPa
0.125 MPa
0.1 MPa
0.075 MPa

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