Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

21. 

On an immersed body in a flowing fluid the lift force is :

A. due to buoyant force
B. always in the opposite direction to gravity
C. due to Wake phenomenon
D. the dynamic fluid-force component normal to approach velocity

Answer: Option B

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22. 

In a section, shear centre is a point through which, if the resultant load passes, the section will not be subjected to any

A. Bending
B. Tension
C. Compression
D. Torsion

Answer: Option D

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23. 

Which one of the following conditions, both elastic and plastic methods of analysis of indeterminate structures have to satisfy ?

A. yield condition
B. mechanism condition
C. equilibrium
D. compatibility of deformation

Answer: Option D

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24. 

The nature of contact pressure distribution under a rigid footing resting on a sandy soil and subjected to uniformly distributed load is as shown in :

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option B

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25. 

Bituminous materials are used in highway construction primarily because of their :

A. cementing and water-proofing properties
B. load bearing capacity
C. high specific gravity
D. black colour which facilitates road markings

Answer: Option A

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