# SOLID MECHANICS VIVA QUESTIONS

- What is the difference between stress and strain?
- What is the modulus of elasticity?
- What is the Poisson’s ratio?
- What is the difference between brittle and ductile materials?
- What is Hooke’s law?
- What is the difference between axial and bending stress?
- What is the difference between torsion and shear stress?
- What is the difference between a beam and a column?
- What is the difference between static and dynamic loading?
- What is the difference between fatigue and creep?
- What is the difference between tensile and compressive stress?
- What is the difference between ultimate strength and yield strength?
- What is the difference between isotropic and anisotropic materials?
- What is the difference between linear and nonlinear materials?
- What is the difference between elastic and plastic deformation?
- What is the difference between stress and pressure?
- What is the difference between normal and tangential stress?
- What is the difference between a truss and a frame?
- What is the difference between shear stress and bearing stress?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a simply supported beam?
- What is the difference between tensile and compressive strain?
- What is the difference between modulus of elasticity and modulus of rigidity?
- What is the difference between a bar and a shaft?
- What is the difference between axial and eccentric loading?
- What is the difference between strength and stiffness?
- What is the difference between bending moment and torque?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate structure?
- What is the difference between a concentrated and a distributed load?
- What is the difference between deflection and deformation?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear beam?
- What is the difference between a beam and a plate?
- What is the difference between normal and transverse loading?
- What is the difference between a fixed and a hinged support?
- What is the difference between a moment and a couple?
- What is the difference between ductile and malleable materials?
- What is the difference between elastic and inelastic deformation?
- What is the difference between a pin-jointed and a rigid joint?
- What is the difference between a prismatic and a non-prismatic beam?
- What is the difference between a rectangular and a circular cross-section beam?
- What is the difference between a primary and a secondary structure?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate beam?
- What is the difference between a short and a long column?
- What is the difference between a beam and a truss?
- What is the difference between an axial and a flexural member?
- What is the difference between a beam and a girder?
- What is the difference between a slender and a stocky member?
- What is the difference between a two-dimensional and a three-dimensional structure?
- What is the difference between a moment of inertia and a polar moment of inertia?
- What is the difference between a beam and a lintel?
- What is the difference between a shear force and a bending moment?
- What is the difference between a homogeneous and a composite material?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate truss?
- What is the difference between a concentrated and a distributed moment?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate column?
- What is the difference between a concentrated and a distributed force?
- What is the difference between a simply supported and a fixed beam?
- What is the difference between a load and a stress?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate frame?
- What is the difference between a beam and a joist?
- What is the difference between a tensile and a compressive force?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate plate?
- What is the difference between a truss and a cable?
- What is the difference between a beam and a slab?
- What is the difference between a rigid and a flexible structure?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a overhanging beam?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate arch?
- What is the difference between a beam and a beam-column?
- What is the difference between a point load and a distributed load?
- What is the difference between a pinned support and a roller support?
- What is the difference between a moment diagram and a shear diagram?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate shell?
- What is the difference between an elastic and a plastic stress-strain curve?
- What is the difference between a column and a pillar?
- What is the difference between a bearing stress and a compressive stress?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate cable?
- What is the difference between a torsion and a bending moment?
- What is the difference between a distributed load and a uniformly distributed load?
- What is the difference between a beam and a truss bridge?
- What is the difference between a lumped load and a distributed load?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate cantilever?
- What is the difference between a tensile stress and a shear stress?
- What is the difference between a cross-sectional area and a moment of inertia?
- What is the difference between a structural member and a non-structural member?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate frame-column?
- What is the difference between a reaction force and a support reaction?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate beam-column?
- What is the difference between a distributed load and a concentrated load?
- What is the difference between a composite beam and a steel beam?
- What is the difference between a compression member and a tension member?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate prestressed concrete beam?
- What is the difference between a load cell and a strain gauge?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate moment-resisting frame?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate space truss?
- What is the difference between a plate and a shell?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate space frame?
- What is the difference between a member and an element?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a fixed-fixed beam?
- What is the difference between a compression and a tension test?
- What is the difference between a bridge and a viaduct?
- What is the difference between an orthotropic and an isotropic material?
- What is the difference between a force and a moment?
- What is the difference between a hyperstatic structure and a statically determinate structure?
- What is the difference between a bending stress and a shear stress?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a simply supported beam?
- What is the difference between a displacement and a strain?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate arch?
- What is the difference between a plastic and a elastic deformation?
- What is the difference between a brittle and a ductile material?
- What is the difference between a long column and a short column?
- What is the difference between a deflection and a slope?
- What is the difference between a moment and a torque?
- What is the difference between a reinforced concrete and a prestressed concrete beam?
- What is the difference between a homogenous and a composite material?
- What is the difference between a fixed support and a hinged support?
- What is the difference between a beam and a girder?
- What is the difference between a strain energy and a kinetic energy?
- What is the difference between a stress concentration factor and a fatigue limit?
- What is the difference between a stress and a strain?
- What is the difference between a point of contraflexure and a point of inflection?
- What is the difference between a line load and a point load?
- What is the difference between a uniformly varying load and a triangular load?
- What is the difference between a beam and a joist?
- What is the difference between a section modulus and a bending moment?
- What is the difference between a uniaxial and a biaxial stress state?
- What is the difference between a material’s elastic modulus and shear modulus?
- What is the difference between a bolt and a screw?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate flat plate?
- What is the difference between a prismatic and a tapered beam?
- What is the difference between a pulley and a sheave?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate reinforced concrete beam?
- What is the difference between a support settlement and a support rotation?
- What is the difference between a shear center and a centroid?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate truss-girder?
- What is the difference between a post-tensioned and a pre-tensioned concrete beam?
- What is the difference between a free body diagram and a shear force diagram?
- What is the difference between a beam and a lintel?
- What is the difference between a Newtonian and a non-Newtonian fluid?
- What is the difference between a modulus of elasticity and a modulus of rigidity?
- What is the difference between a failure load and a yield load?
- What is the difference between a rectangular and a circular cross-section?
- What is the difference between a thin and a thick shell?
- What is the difference between a long and a short cantilever?
- What is the difference between a uniformly distributed load and a triangular load?
- What is the difference between a closed and an open section?
- What is the difference between a composite material and a hybrid material?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate retaining wall?
- What is the difference between a flexural and a torsional buckling?
- What is the difference between a center of gravity and a centroid?
- What is the difference between a beam and a plate girder?
- What is the difference between a stress intensity factor and a fracture toughness?
- What is the difference between a point of maximum shear stress and a point of maximum bending stress?
- What is the difference between a short column and a slender column?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate space truss-girder?
- What is the difference between a beam and a slab?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate composite column?
- What is the difference between a Poisson’s ratio and a thermal expansion coefficient?
- What is the difference between a concentrated load and a point load?
- What is the difference between a normal stress and a shear stress?
- What is the difference between a parabolic and a triangular distributed load?
- What is the difference between a column and a strut?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a fixed beam?
- What is the difference between a hyperstatic and a hypostatic beam?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear material?
- What is the difference between a simply supported and a fixed beam?
- What is the difference between a torsional moment and a bending moment?
- What is the difference between a point load and a distributed load?
- What is the difference between a static and a dynamic load?
- What is the difference between a beam and a post?
- What is the difference between a principal stress and a maximum shear stress?
- What is the difference between a closed-form and a numerical solution?
- What is the difference between a principal plane and a maximum shear plane?
- What is the difference between a plane stress and a plane strain state?
- What is the difference between a load factor and a safety factor?
- What is the difference between a hinge and a roller support?
- What is the difference between a homogeneous and a heterogeneous material?
- What is the difference between a truss and a beam?
- What is the difference between a live load and a dead load?
- What is the difference between a moment of inertia and a section modulus?
- What is the difference between a tapered and a uniform column?
- What is the difference between a strut and a tie?
- What is the difference between a slab and a plate?
- What is the difference between a tensile and a compressive stress?
- What is the difference between a beam and a bar?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a propped cantilever?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear structure?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate shell?
- What is the difference between a point load and a concentrated load?
- What is the difference between a slender and a short strut?
- What is the difference between a homogeneous and a composite beam?
- What is the difference between a sagging moment and a hogging moment?
- What is the difference between a propped beam and a fixed beam?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate plate girder?
- What is the difference between a line constraint and a point constraint?
- What is the difference between a cross-sectional area and a moment of inertia?
- What is the difference between a distributed load and a load per unit length?
- What is the difference between a section property and a material property?
- What is the difference between a hinge and a fixed support?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a simply supported plate?
- What is the difference between a homogeneous and a laminated composite material?
- What is the difference between an axial load and a transverse load?
- What is the difference between a closed and an open shell structure?
- What is the difference between a beam and a column?
- What is the difference between a compression and a tension test?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear strain relationship?
- What is the difference between a pinned and a fixed joint?
- What is the difference between a concentrated and a uniformly distributed load?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a fixed-end beam?
- What is the difference between a viscoelastic and a viscoplastic material?
- What is the difference between a primary and a secondary load?
- What is the difference between a Bernoulli-Euler and a Timoshenko beam theory?
- What is the difference between a normal and a shear strain?
- What is the difference between a beam and a frame?
- What is the difference between a truss and a frame?
- What is the difference between a local and a global buckling mode?
- What is the difference between a homogeneous and a composite plate?
- What is the difference between a post and a pile?
- What is the difference between a strain energy and a potential energy?
- What is the difference between a laminate and a sandwich composite material?
- What is the difference between a moment and a torque?
- What is the difference between a flitch beam and a composite beam?
- What is the difference between a stress and a strain?
- What is the difference between a ductile and a brittle material?
- What is the difference between a plate and a membrane?
- What is the difference between a simple and a continuous beam?
- What is the difference between a point and a distributed force?
- What is the difference between a homogeneous and a composite shell?
- What is the difference between a flexural and a shear modulus?
- What is the difference between a longitudinal and a transverse strain?
- What is the difference between a beam and a lintel?
- What is the difference between a Bending Moment Diagram (BMD) and a Shear Force Diagram (SFD)?
- What is the difference between a concentrated and a uniformly varying load?
- What is the difference between a yield point and an ultimate strength point?
- What is the difference between a nonuniform and a uniform stress distribution?
- What is the difference between a beam and a truss?
- What is the difference between a simply supported and a cantilever beam?
- What is the difference between a composite beam and a reinforced concrete beam?
- What is the difference between a point of contraflexure and a point of zero shear?
- What is the difference between a principle plane and a plane of maximum shear?
- What is the difference between a homogeneous and a heterogeneous cross-section?
- What is the difference between a ductile and a brittle fracture?
- What is the difference between a hyperelastic and an elastic material?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and a statically indeterminate structure?
- What is the difference between a uniform and a non-uniform beam?
- What is the difference between a Euler-Bernoulli and a Timoshenko beam?
- What is the difference between a cantilever and a simply supported beam?
- What is the difference between an isotropic and an anisotropic material?
- What is the difference between a uniaxial and a biaxial stress state?
- What is the difference between a tensile and a compressive stress?
- What is the difference between a laminar and a turbulent flow?
- What is the difference between a contact and a non-contact force?
- What is the difference between a principal stress and a von Mises stress?
- What is the difference between a buckling and a yield failure?
- What is the difference between a plastic and an elastic deformation?
- What is the difference between a stress concentration factor and a fatigue factor?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear material behavior?
- What is the difference between a column and a strut?
- What is the difference between a plate and a shell?
- What is the difference between a force and a moment?
- What is the difference between a static and a dynamic load?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate beam?
- What is the difference between a long column and a short column?
- What is the difference between a ductile and a brittle failure mode?
- What is the difference between a single and a double shear joint?
- What is the difference between a torsion and a bending load?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear structural analysis?
- What is the difference between a normal and a shear stress?
- What is the difference between a rigid and a flexible body?
- What is the difference between a bending and a shear stress?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear force-displacement relationship?
- What is the difference between a stress and a strain rate?
- What is the difference between a stress and a deformation state?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear geometric behavior?
- What is the difference between a symmetric and an unsymmetric cross-section?
- What is the difference between a static and a dynamic structural response?
- What is the difference between a cross-sectional area and a moment of inertia?
- What is the difference between a material failure and a structural failure?
- What is the difference between a pre-stressed and a non-pre-stressed structure?
- What is the difference between a composite and a homogeneous material?
- What is the difference between a tension and a compression member?
- What is the difference between a linear and a nonlinear stress-strain relationship?
- What is the difference between a kinematic and a isotropic hardening material?
- What is the difference between a statically determinate and an indeterminate truss?
- What is the difference between a fixed and a pinned support?
- What is the difference between a free body diagram and a shear force diagram?
- What is the difference between a stiffness matrix and a load vector?
- What is the difference between a homogenous and an inhomogeneous deformation field?
- What is the difference between a plane stress and a plane strain condition?
- What is the difference between a uniaxial and a biaxial strain state?
- What is the difference between a bar and a beam?
- What is the difference between a concentrated and a distributed load?
- What is the difference between a geometric and a material nonlinearity?
- What is the difference between a local and a global coordinate system?
- What is the difference between a slender and a short column?
- What is the difference between a bar and a cable?
- What is the difference between a lap joint and a butt joint?
- What is the difference between a first and a second moment of area?
- What is the difference between a shear and a bending moment?
- What is the difference between a normal and a tangential stress?
- What is the difference between a stress and a strain concentration factor?