# Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

### Exercise :: GATE Exam Questions - Section 6

36.

The unconfined compressive strength of a 'stiff clay' falls in the range

 A. less than 50 kN/m2 B. 50 to 100 kN/m2 C. 100 to 200 kN/m2 D. above 200 kN/m2

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37.

What is the equivalent single wheel load of a dual wheel assembly carrying 20, 440 N each for pavement thickness of 20 cm ? Centre to centre spacing of tyres is 27 cm and the distance between the walls of tyres is 11 cm

 A. 27, 600 N B. 32, 300 N C. 40, 880 N D. 30, 190 N

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38.

A person standing on the bank of a canal drops a stone on the water surface. He notices that the disturbance on the water surface in not travelling upstream. This is because the flow in the canal is

 A. sub-critical B. super-critical C. steady D. uniform

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39.

A circular sewer 2 m diameter has to carry a discharge of 2 m3/s when flowing nearly full. What is the minmum required slope to initiate the flow ? (Assume Manning's n = 0.015)

 A. 0.00023 B. 3.6e-05 C. 9.1e-05 D. 1.4e-05

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40.

The material that exhibits the same elastic properties in all the directions at a point, is said to be

 A. homogeneous B. orthotropic C. visco-elastic D. isotropic