Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

36. 

The two criteria for the determination of allowable bearing capacity of a foundation are

A. tensile failure and compression failure.
B. tensile failure and settlement.
C. bond failure and shear failure.
D. shear failure and settlement.

Answer: Option D

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37. 

The time for a clay layer to achieve 90% consolidation is 15 years. The time required to achieve 90% consolidation; if the layer were twice as thick, 3 times forr permeable and 4 times more compressible would be :

A. 70 years
B. 75 years
C. 80 years
D. 85 years

Answer: Option C

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38. 

If soil is dried beyond its shrinkage limit, it will show :

A. Large volume change
B. Moderate volume change
C. Low volume change
D. No volume change

Answer: Option D

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39. 

If YY is the centroidal axis of a T beam-section subjected to plastic moment, Mp, the neutral axis lies,

A. above the line ZZ
B. between the lines YY and ZZ
C. between the lines XX and YY
D. below the line XX

Answer: Option B

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40. 

The expression for the specific speed of a pump :

A. does not include the diameter of the impeller
B. yields larger values for radial pumps than for axial flow pump
C. is necessarily non dimensional
D. includes power as one of the variables

Answer: Option C

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