Interview Questions for Structural Engineers 1

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1. Maximum Deflection always located at the point of maximum moment. True or False!
2. Where is the slope maximum for a cantilever beam?
3. What additional information beyond the moment diagram is needed to calculate slope or deflection?
4. Of the parameters which determine deflection, which has the greatest effect when changed?

The maximum deflection for a simply supported, asymmetrically loaded beam is always located at:

6. For a simple span beam with 1/3 point loading, where would the approximate location of the maximum deflection be?

At a fixed end condition, what is the slope of the elastic curve of the member?

8. Code limits on deflection of beams are generally based on what type of criteria?
9. Which of the following causes deflection in beams?
10. Beams carrying or supporting brittle finishes like Brick-works will have stringent deflection criteria. True or False!

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