Civil Engineering - Building Materials - Discussion


Pick up the correct statement from the following:

[A]. Adding 5% to 6% of moisture content by weight, increases the volume of dry sand from 18% to 38%
[B]. The bulking of fine sand is more than that of coarse sand
[C]. If the percentage content of moisture exceeds 10%, increase in bulk of sand starts increasing
[D]. The volume of fully saturated sand equals that of dry sand
[E]. All the above.

Answer: Option E


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Saurabh said: (Jan 9, 2017)  
Option C is not correct. I think more than 10% bulking decreases.

Santosh Dhadde said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
Answer B is correct bulking sand increases up to 2-3% only then it became saturated.

And bulking increases with increase in the fine content therefore answer is B.

Ref : M. S Shetty concrete technology.

Balveer said: (Mar 17, 2017)  
I thought the Option C is incorrect.

Gouti said: (Apr 16, 2017)  
I think option C is wrong statement.

Chandu Morkhade said: (Feb 7, 2018)  
I think Option C is not correct.

Mallikarjun Dinni said: (Oct 23, 2020)  
Option C is not correct. Please explain it correctly.

Bairagi said: (Jul 28, 2021)  
C option is incorrect because Bulking of sand more in 5% (4-6%) after then increases moisture decreased the volume.

Awomi said: (Aug 21, 2021)  
Option C is incorrect.

Buckling decreases with a Moisture content of more than 5%.

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