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Three geometrically identical beams made out of steel, aluminum, and titanium are axially loaded. Which of the following statements is correct?

(a) Stress in titanium is the least

(b) Stress in cast iron is the highest

(c) Stress in steel is the least

(d) Stress in all three beams is the same

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The query is from Beams and Frames topic in division Beams and Frames of Finite Element Method

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The correct answer is (d) Stress in all three beams is the same

Explanation: The stress in all three beams will be induced equally. Stress in not dependent on the material, but the geometry and cross section of the element.

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