Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

31. 

Storage coefficient of a compressible confined aquifer is a function of

A. specific weight of water, thickness of the aquifer, compressibility of the aquifer and that of water
B. permeability, thickness and compressibility of aquifer and compressibility of water
C. transmissibility of the aquifer and compressibility of water
D. transmissibility of aquifer and specific yield of aquifer

Answer: Option D

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32. 

Factor of safety adopted by IS : 800 - 1984 while arriving at the permissible stress in axial compression, is :

A. 2.00
B. 1.00
C. 1.67
D. 1.50

Answer: Option C

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33. 

Well foundations are commonly used as foundations for the following structures :

A. Water tanks
B. Bridges
C. Buildings
D. Reciprocating machines

Answer: Option B

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34. 

The consistency of a saturated cohesive soil is affected by

A. water content
B. particle size distribution
C. density index
D. coefficient of permeability

Answer: Option A

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35. 

The following two statements are made with reference to the planar truss shown below

  1. The truss is statically determinate
  2. The truss is kinematically determinate

With refernece to the above statements, which of the following applies ?

A. Both statements are ture.
B. Both statements are false.
C. II is true but I false.
D. I is true but II is false.

Answer: Option C

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