# Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

### Exercise :: GATE Exam Questions - Section 4

6.

The lateral ties in a reinforced concrete rectangular column uncle: axial compression are used to :

 A. avoid the buckling of the longitudinal steel under compression B. provide adequate shear capacity C. provide adequate confinement to concrete D. reduce the axial deformation of the column

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7.

The specific gravity of paving bitumen as per IS:73-1992 lies between

 A. 1.10 and 1.06 B. 1.06 and 1.02 C. 1.02 and 0.97 D. 0.97 and 0.92

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8.

A linear relationship is observed between speed and density on a certain section of a highway. The free flow speed is observed to be 80 km per hour and the jam density is estimated as 100 vehicles per km length. Based on the above relationship, the maximum flow expected on this section and the speed at the maximum flow will respectively be

 A. 8000 vehicles per hour and 80 km per hour B. 8000 vehicles per hour and 25 km per hour C. 2000 vehicles per hour and 80 km per hour D. 2000 vehicles per hour and 40 km per hour

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9.

The ratio of unconfined compressive strength of an undisturbed sample of soil to that of a remoulded sample, at the same water content, is known as :

 A. activity B. damping C. plasticity D. sensitivity

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10.

The modulus of rupture of concrete gives

 A. the direct tensile strength of the concrete B. the direct compressive strength of the concrete C. the tensile strength of the concrete under bending D. the characteristic strength of the concrete