Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

6. 

The wall shown in the below figure has failed. The cause of failure or the error made in the design of the failded wall is :

A. deep slip surface failure
B. overturning
C. no proper drainage in the clay backfill
D. translational failure

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question. Let us discuss.

7. 

The span to depth ratio limit is specified in IS : 456-1978 for the reinforced concrete beams, in order to ensure that the

A. tensile crack width is below a limit
B. shear failure is avoided
C. stress in the tension reinforcement is less than the allowable value
D. deflection of the beam is below a limiting value

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question. Let us discuss.

8. 

A two span beam with an internal hinge is shown below.

The conjugate beam corresponding to this beam is

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question. Let us discuss.

9. 

Some of the structural strength of a clayey material that is lost by remoulding is slowly recovered with time. This property of soils to undergo an isothermal gel-to-soil-to-gel transformation upon agitation and subsequent rest is termed :

A. Isotropy
B. Anisotropy
C. Thixotropy
D. Allotropy

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question. Let us discuss.

10. 

The capacities of "One-way 1.5 m wide sidewalk (persons per hour)" and "One-way 2-lane urban road (PCU per hour, with no frontage access, no standing vehicles and very little cross traffic)" are respectively.

A. 1200 and 2400
B. 1800 and 2000
C. 1200 and 1500
D. 2000 and 1200

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question. Let us discuss.