# Structural Analysis Questions and Answers – Displacement Method of Analysis: General Procedures

This set of Structural Analysis Question Bank focuses on “Displacement Method of Analysis:General Procedures”.

1. First step in this method is to find stiffness coefficient.
State whether the above statement is true or false.
a) true
b) false

Explanation: First step in this method is to write equilibrium equations and find unknown displacements.

2. What is the SI unit of stiffness coefficient?
a) M/KN
b) KN/M
c) KN
d) M

Explanation: It is load/force per unit deflection.

3. Which of the following is unknown in this method?
a) force
b) displacement
c) support reactions
d) can’t say

Explanation: Displacements are unknown in this method. They are found using stiffness coefficients.

4. Degree of kinetic indeterminacy is used in this method.
State whether the above statement is true or false.
a) true
b) false

Explanation: It is true. We use DSI in force method and DKI in this method.

5. Which of the following are not usual places for nodes’ location?
a) joints
b) supports
c) point of change in cross section
d) inflection point of BMD

Explanation: Rest all options are usual location for nodes.
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6. How many rotations are possible in case of 3 dimensional frame/beam?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Explanation: Rotations in all 3 directions are possible in 3 dimensional case.

7. How many linear displacements can a node have in a 2 dimensional frame/beam?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Explanation: It is possible in general X and Y axis.

8. Which of the following methods for solving indeterminate structures are easiest for computational purposes?
a) Force method
b) Displacement method
c) Method of consistent deformation
d) Moment area method

Explanation: A and C are same options and deflection method requires less effort.

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