# Structural Analysis Viva Questions

• What is structural analysis?
• What are the different types of loads that structures can experience?
• What are the basic assumptions made in structural analysis?
• What is the difference between determinate and indeterminate structures?
• How do you determine the reactions and internal forces in a structure?
• What is the principle of superposition?
• What is the difference between a statically determinate and a statically indeterminate structure?
• How do you analyze a truss?
• What is a moment distribution method?
• How do you determine the deflection of a structure?
• What is the difference between a beam and a column?
• What is a shear force and bending moment diagram?
• How do you determine the maximum bending moment and maximum shear force in a beam?
• What is the difference between a concentrated load and a distributed load?
• What is a structural failure, and how can it be prevented?
• What are the different types of structural materials, and how do they affect structural analysis?
• What is the difference between elastic and plastic deformation?
• What is the difference between stress and strain?
• What is the importance of structural analysis in civil engineering?
• How does computer-aided design (CAD) software help in structural analysis?
• What is the difference between a pin joint and a fixed joint?
• How do you determine the support reactions of a beam with multiple supports?
• What is a moment of inertia, and how is it calculated?
• How do you calculate the deflection of a beam under a given load using the moment area method?
• What is the difference between a statically determinate and a statically indeterminate beam?
• How do you determine the deflection of a cantilever beam with a point load at the end?
• What is the difference between a simply supported beam and a cantilever beam?
• What is a shear stress, and how is it calculated?
• What is the difference between a bending stress and a shear stress?
• How do you calculate the stress in a member of a truss?
• What is the difference between a tension member and a compression member?
• What is a section modulus, and how is it calculated?
• What is the difference between a moment connection and a pinned connection?
• How do you determine the maximum allowable stress in a structural member?
• What is the difference between a beam with a rectangular cross-section and a beam with an I-shaped cross-section?
• How do you calculate the deflection of a beam with a non-uniform cross-section?
• What is the difference between a statically determinate and a statically indeterminate truss?
• How do you determine the force in a member of a truss using the method of sections?
• What is the difference between a concentrated load and a uniformly distributed load?
• How do you calculate the deflection of a beam with a triangular distributed load?
• What is the difference between an axial load and a transverse load?
• How do you determine the stress in a member of a truss using the method of joints?
• What is the difference between an elastic modulus and a plastic modulus?
• How do you calculate the maximum deflection of a simply supported beam with a uniformly distributed load?
• What is the difference between a steel structure and a concrete structure?
• How do you determine the maximum allowable deflection of a beam under a given load?
• What is a moment connection, and how is it designed?
• How do you calculate the shear force and bending moment at a point in a beam?
• What is the difference between a statically determinate and a statically indeterminate frame?
• How do you determine the support reactions of a frame with multiple supports?
• What is the difference between a beam with a uniform cross-section and a beam with a variable cross-section?
• How do you calculate the deflection of a beam with a sinusoidal distributed load?
• What is the difference between a cantilever beam and a fixed beam?
• How do you calculate the deflection of a simply supported beam with a triangular distributed load?
• What is the difference between a redundant and a non-redundant structure?
• How do you calculate the maximum shear stress in a structural member?
• What is the difference between a tension force and a compression force?
• How do you calculate the stress in a member of a truss using the method of sections?
• What is the difference between an axial stress and a bending stress?
• How do you calculate the deflection of a beam with a concentrated load at the center?
• What is the difference between a primary member and a secondary member in a structure?
• How do you calculate the maximum shear force in a simply supported beam with a triangular distributed load?
• What is a statically determinate system, and how is it determined?
• What is the principle of virtual work, and how is it applied in structural analysis?
• How do you calculate the maximum bending stress in a beam under a given load?