Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

31. 

For the determination of earth pressure, Coulomb's wedge theory assumes that:

A. the back of wall is smooth and vertical
B. the soil is non-homogeneous and anisotropic
C. the slip surface is circular
D. the wall surface is rough

Answer: Option D

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32. 

The degree of kinematic indeterminacy of the rigid frame with clamped ends at A and D shown in the below figure is,

A. 4
B. 3
C. 2
D. zero

Answer: Option B

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33. 

The dimensions for the flexural rigidity of a beam element in mass (M), length (L) and time (T) is given by

A. MT-2
B. ML3T-2
C. ML-1T-2
D. M-1T2

Answer: Option D

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34. 

The centre of pressure of a liquid on a plane surface immersed vertically in a static body of liquid, always lies below the centroid of the surface area, because

A. in liquids the pressure acting is same in-all directions
B. there is no shear stress in liquids at rest
C. the liquid pressure is constant over depth
D. the liquid pressure increases linearly with depth

Answer: Option D

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35. 

The most commonly used sampler for obtaining a disturbed sample of the soil is

A. split spoon sampler
B. open drive sampler
C. piston sampler
D. thin wall shelby tube sampler

Answer: Option A

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