Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions

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

Answer: Option A

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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

Answer: Option D

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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

Answer: Option B

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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. 0.000036
C. 0.000091
D. 0.000014

Answer: Option C

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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

Answer: Option D

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