A rectangular block of size is kept in three different positions and in turn as shown in the figure. In each case, the shaded area is rigidly fixed and a definite force is applied tangentially to the opposite face to deform the block. The displacement of the upper face will be

a) |
Same in all the three cases |
b) |
Maximum in position |

c) |
Maximum in position |
d) |
Maximum in position |

A rectangular block of size is kept in three different positions and in turn as shown in the figure. In each case, the shaded area is rigidly fixed and a definite force is applied tangentially to the opposite face to deform the block. The displacement of the upper face will be

a) |
Same in all the three cases |
b) |
Maximum in position |

c) |
Maximum in position |
d) |
Maximum in position |

1 Answer

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If and are constant then For maximum displacement area at which force applied should be minimum and vertical side should be maximum, this is given in the position of rectangular block |

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