Structural January 2000 Board Exam

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Structural January 2000 Board Exam quiz helps mathematics, other students and other related parties to revise on geometry. The use of geometrical tools is tested in the quiz. Find out how you are fairing. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.  A horizontal or nearly horizontal system, including horizontal bracing systems, that act to transmit lateral forces to the vertical resisting elements. (NSCP Sec. 2.2.2)
    • A. 

      A. diaphragm

    • B. 

      B. Collector

    • C. 

      C. braced frame

    • D. 

      D. platform

  • 2. 
    1.  Concrete members permanently loaded to cause internal stresses that are opposite in direction to those caused by both live and dead loads. The concrete is held in compression. Tension is placed on the reinforcing prior to the placing of concrete. (NSCP Sec. 5.2.1)
    • A. 

      Reinforced concrete

    • B. 

      Pre-stressed concrete

    • C. 

      Post-tensioned concrete

    • D. 

      Pre-tensioned concrete

  • 3. 
    1.  In computing for the slenderness ratio of steel compression members, what takes into account the effect of the degree of restraint at the top and bottom supports?
    • A. 

      A. K-factors

    • B. 

      B. Radius of gyration

    • C. 

      C. Length

    • D. 

      D. Cross-sectional area

  • 4. 
    1.  The strength reduction factor for the design strength of a member with axial tension and axial tension with flexure is as follows: (NSCP Sec. 5.9.3.2.2)
    • A. 

      A. 0.70

    • B. 

      B. 0.90

    • C. 

      C. 0.80

    • D. 

      D. 0.75

  • 5. 
    the maximum stress that can be attained immediately before actual failure or rupture
    • A. 

      Ultimate strength

    • B. 

      Proportional limit

    • C. 

      Yield point

    • D. 

      Elastic limit

  • 6. 
    The minimum thickness, based on span L, of horizontal members (beams) or ribbed one-way slabs if it is simply-supported is:
    • A. 

      A. L/16

    • B. 

      B. L/18.5

    • C. 

      C. L/21

    • D. 

      D. L/8

  • 7. 
     Concrete cover of pipes, conduits, and fittings shall not be less than ___ for concrete exposed to earth or weather, nor 20mm for concrete not exposed to weather or in contact with ground. (NSCP Sec. 6.3.10)
    • A. 

      25 mm

    • B. 

      40 mm

    • C. 

      50 mm

    • D. 

      65 mm

  • 8. 
    1.  A built-up panel of laminated veneers conforming to PNS 196 of 1988. (NSCP 3.2.1)
    • A. 

      A. plywood

    • B. 

      B. vinylwood

    • C. 

      C. formica

    • D. 

      D. none of the above

  • 9. 
    1.  A continuous type of spread footing that supports vertical load the weight of the wall itself, and the weight of the footing.
    • A. 

      A. Wall footing

    • B. 

      B. Mat foundation

    • C. 

      C. Isolated pad footing

    • D. 

      D. Combined footing

    • E. 

      E. Cantilever

  • 10. 
    1.  A structural member of a horizontal bracing system that takes axial tension or compression. It is parallel to the applied load that collects and transfers shear to the vertical resisting elements or distributes loads within the horizontal bracing system. (NSCP Sec. 2.2.2)
    • A. 

      A. Diaphragm strut

    • B. 

      B. Collector

    • C. 

      C. Diaphragm chord

    • D. 

      D. Braced frame

  • 11. 
    1.  A structural system without a complete vertical load carrying space frame. This bracing system provides support for gravity loads. Resistance to lateral loads are provided by shear walls or braced frames. (NSCP Sec. 2.2.2 and NSCP Sec. 2.2.4.6.1)
    • A. 

      A. Bearing wall system

    • B. 

      B. Building frame system

    • C. 

      C. Horizontal bracing system

    • D. 

      D. Moment resisting frame system

  • 12. 
    1.  Accounted for in concrete design using reduced modulus of elasticity is
    • A. 

      A. the effect of creep on deflections due to sustained loadings

    • B. 

      B. the effect of cracks on the tension side

    • C. 

      C. the effect of yield line patterns on members

    • D. 

      D. The effect of stirrup reinforcement on axial loads

  • 13. 
    1.  Also known as tie or collector, it is the element of a diaphragm parallel to the applied loads which collects and transfers diaphragm shear to the vertical resisting elements or distributes loads within the diaphragm and may also take axial tension or compression. (NSCP 2.2.2)
    • A. 

      A. diaphragm strut

    • B. 

      B. diaphragm rod

    • C. 

      C. diaphragm stiffener

    • D. 

      D. diaphragm truss

  • 14. 
    1.  Concerning the development of positive moment reinforcement, at least one third the positive moment reinforcement in simple members and one-fourth the positive moment reinforcement in continuous members shall extend along the same face of the member into the support. In beams, such reinforcement shall extend into the support at least a distance of…(NSCP 5.12.11.1)
    • A. 

      A. 75mm

    • B. 

      B. 100mm

    • C. 

      C. 150mm

    • D. 

      D. 200mm

  • 15. 
    1.  Concrete flexural members of precast and/or cast-in-place concrete elements constructed in separate placements but so interconnected that all elements respond to loads as a unit. (NSCP Sec. 5.2.1)
    • A. 

      A. composite concrete flexural member

    • B. 

      B. complex concrete flexural member

    • C. 

      C. compound concrete flexural member

    • D. 

      D. complete concrete flexural member

  • 16. 
    1.  Element, usually vertical, used to enclose or separate spaces and also at times, serve as structural member. (NSCP 5.2.1)
    • A. 

      A. column

    • B. 

      B. deep beam

    • C. 

      C. wall

    • D. 

      D. slab

  • 17. 
    1.  For precast concrete (manufactured under plant control conditions), the minimum concrete cover or protection provided for primary reinforcement for beams and columns shall be db and not exceed 40mm but not less than (NSCP 5.7.7.2)
    • A. 

      A. 10mm

    • B. 

      B. 15mm

    • C. 

      C. 20mm

    • D. 

      D. 25mm

  • 18. 
    1.  In a spirally reinforced concrete column, the clear spacing between spirals shall not be less than 25mm but shall not exceed (NSCP 5.7.10.4)
    • A. 

      A. 40mm

    • B. 

      B. 50mm

    • C. 

      C. 65mm

    • D. 

      D. 75mm

  • 19. 
    1.  In connection with splices of deformed bars, these splices shall be staggered at least_______ and in such a manner as to develop at every section at least twice the calculated tensile force at that section but not less than 140 MPa for total area of reinforcement provided. (NSCP 5.12.15.4)
    • A. 

      A. 500mm

    • B. 

      B. 600mm

    • C. 

      C. 750mm

    • D. 

      D. 1000mm

  • 20. 
    1.  In spirally reinforced or tied reinforced compression members, the critical distance between longitudinal bars shall not be less than 40mm or… (NSCP 5.7.6.3)
    • A. 

      A. 1.0 db

    • B. 

      B. 1.5 db

    • C. 

      C. 2.0 db

    • D. 

      D. 2.5 db

  • 21. 
    1.  Individual bars within a bundle terminated within the span of flexural members shall terminate at different points staggered at a distance of at least (NSCP 5.7.6.6)
    • A. 

      A. 24 db

    • B. 

      B. 36 db

    • C. 

      C. 40 db

    • D. 

      D. 48 db

  • 22. 
    1.  Inert material that is mixed with hydraulic cement and water to produce concrete. (ACI 2.1 Definitions)
    • A. 

      A. aggregate

    • B. 

      B. admixture

    • C. 

      C. escombro

    • D. 

      D. compacted fill

  • 23. 
    1.  Intensity of force per unit area. (NSCP 5.2.1)
    • A. 

      A. strain

    • B. 

      B. stress

    • C. 

      C. impact

    • D. 

      D. adhesion

  • 24. 
    1.  It is a continuous bar having a hook not less than 133 degrees with at least a six diameter (but not less than 75mm) extension at one end and a hook not less than 90 degrees with at least a six diameter extension at the other end in such a way that these hooks shall engage peripheral longitudinal bars. (NSCP 5.21.1)
    • A. 

      A. stirrup

    • B. 

      B. crosstie

    • C. 

      C. splice

    • D. 

      D. anchorage

  • 25. 
    1.  It is a horizontal or nearly horizontal system acting to transmit lateral forces to the vertical resisting system including the horizontal bracing system. (NSCP 2.2.2)
    • A. 

      A. brace

    • B. 

      B. slab

    • C. 

      C. diaphragm

    • D. 

      D. platform

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