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CE 485 Review of Civil Engineering

Structural Design

The stress-strain curve for grade-60 steel rebar is shown below.


fs
fy

Es
1
y
s

1. What is the yield strength of the steel?

a. 30 ksi
b. 36 ksi
c. 50 ksi
d. 60 ksi

2. If the Modulus of Elasticity of the steel is 29,000 ksi, what is the steel strain at the yield
point?

a. 0.002 in / in
b. 0.003 in / in
c. 0.06 in / in
d. 0.09 in / in
The stress-strain curve for 4000 psi normal weight concrete is shown below.
fc
f‘c

max
c
3. What is the concrete’s compressive strength?

a. 2000 psi
b. 4000 psi
c. 6000 psi
d. 8000 psi
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Structural Design

4. What is the concrete’s ultimate compressive strain according to the ACI Code?

1. 0.001 in / in
2. 0.003 in / in
3. 0.005 in / in
4. 0.009 in / in

5. A reinforced concrete beam is subjected to a factored moment Mu = 648 ft-kips. For concrete
f ’c = 4,000 psi, and for steel fy = 60,000 psi. The beam is reinforced with eight #8 bars in
two rows, positioned as shown in the figure below. It may be assumed without verification
that  = 0.90. The minimum adequate overall width b (to the nearest whole inch) for this
beam is most nearly:

a. 10
b. 12
c. 13
d. 15 2-in. Cover to
Main Steel
30 in. 2-in. Center-to-
Center Spacing
2.5 in. Center-to-
Bottom Spacing

1.5 in. Clear Spacing


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Structural Design

6. The square tied reinforced concrete column shown in the figure below supports a factored
axial load Pu of 600 kips at an eccentricity of 6.0 inches. Assume for concrete
f ’c = 4,000 psi, and for steel fy = 60,000 psi. It may be assumed the resistance factor
 = 0.65. The required amount of longitudinal steel (placed in the circular pattern shown)
expressed as a percentage of the gross area of the column is most nearly:
18”
a. 1% Pu = 600 kips
b. 3% 6”

c. 4%
18”
d. 6%

14.4”

7. The cross section of an under reinforced concrete beam is shown below. Assume for
concrete f ’c = 3,000 psi, and for steel fy = 40,000 psi and As = 3 in2. The allowable bending
moment capacity is most nearly:
12 in.
a. 160 kip-ft
b. 180 kip-ft
c. 200 kip-ft
d. 210 kip-ft 20 in.

23 in.
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Structural Design

8. The cross section of an under reinforced concrete beam is shown below. Assume for
concrete f ’c = 3,000 psi, and for steel fy = 40,000 psi and As = 3 in2. If the dead load shear
force in the beam is 10 kips and the live load shear force in the beam is 15 kips, then the
minimum amount of shear reinforcement needed for a center-to-center stirrup spacing of 12
in. is most nearly:
12 in.
2
a. 0.0010 in
b. 0.18 in2
c. 0.21 in2
d. 0.30 in2 24 in.

27 in.

9. The cross section of an under reinforced concrete beam is shown below. Assume for
concrete f ’c = 3,000 psi, and for steel fy = 60,000 psi and As = 4 in2. The strength reduction
factor  is most nearly:

a. 0.65 15”

b. 0.75
c. 0.85
d. 0.90
18.5”

21”
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Structural Design

10. A floor system consists of 20 inch under reinforced concrete beams and a continuous 3 in.
deck slab. A typical section is shown below. Assume for concrete f ’c = 3,000 psi, and for
steel fy = 60,000 psi and L = 30 ft. If the area of reinforcing steel per beam is 7.25 in2 and
be = 48 in. the nominal moment capacity of each beam is most nearly:
3 in
a. 600 ft-kips
b. 770 ft-kips
c. 800 ft-kips
20 in
d. 880 ft-kips

12 in
48 in

11. A floor system consists of 20 inch under reinforced concrete beams and a continuous 3 in.
deck slab. A typical section is shown below. Assume for concrete f ’c = 3,000 psi, and for
steel fy = 60,000 psi and L = 30 ft. If the area of reinforcing steel per beam is 6.0 in2 and
be = 48 in. the nominal moment capacity of each beam is most nearly:
3 in
a. 150 ft-kips
b. 160 ft-kips
c. 590 ft-kips
20 in
d. 650 ft-kips

12 in
48 in
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Structural Design

12. A steel compression member has a fixed support at one end and a pinned support at the other
as shown below. The total applied design load consists of a Dead load of 7 kips (which
includes the weight of the member) and an unspecified Live load. The maximum allowable
design Live load is most nearly:
Ix = 533 in4
a. 360 kips
Iy = 174 in4
b. 410 kips A = 19.1 in2
c. 540 kips Fy = 36 ksi
10 ft
d. 630 kips

13. A bolted steel tension member is shown below. The total applied design load consists of a
Dead load of 15 kips and an unspecified Live load. The maximum allowable design Live
load is most nearly: ¾ “ diam hole for
5
/8 “ diam bolts
a. 50 kips 2 1/4 in

b. 56 kips
3 in
c. 65 kips Fy = 36 ksi
2 1/4 in
d. 70 kips Fu = 58 ksi

4 in
½ “ thick
steel plate

14. The W21x44 steel beam shown below has a compression flange laterally braced at the one-
third points over its full length. Assume Fy = 50 ksi and Cb = 1.0 for the critical segment.
The maximum factored load wu (kips/ft) that the beam can carry for this length is most
nearly:
Lateral Brace Points
a. 2.19
b. 2.35
c. 3.19 X X
d. 3.55
L = 30 ft