Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

21. 

A point load of 700 kN is applied on the surface of thick layer of clay. Using Boussinesq's elastic analysis, the estimated vertical stress (σv) at a depth of 2 m and a radial distance of 1.0 m from the point of application of the load, is :

A. 47.5 kPa
B. 47.6 kPa
C. 47.7 kPa
D. 47.8 kPa

Answer: Option D

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22. 

The liquid limit (LL), plastic limit (PL) and shrinkage limit (SL) of a cohesive soil satisfy the relation

A. LL > PL < SL
B. LL > PL > SL
C. LL < PL < SL
D. LL < PL > SL

Answer: Option B

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23. 

A propped cantilever beam of span L, is loaded with uniformly distributed load of intensity w/unit length, all through the span. Bending moment at the fixed end is,

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option A

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24. 

The sequent depth ratio of a hydraulic jump in a rectangular horizontal channel is 10.30. The Froude Number at the beginning of the jump is :

A. 5.64
B. 7.63
C. 8.05
D. 13.61

Answer: Option B

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25. 

Shear centre for an angle-purlin as shown in the below figure is located at,

A. X
B. Y
C. Z
D. none

Answer: Option A

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