Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions - Discussion


Sand drains are used to :

[A]. reduce the settlement
[B]. accelerate the consolidation
[C]. increase the permeability
[D]. transfer the load

Answer: Option A


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Gopal said: (Jan 7, 2014)  
Sand drains are used for accelerating the consolidation and are provided under highway pavements to improve the same.

Sachin Singhainia said: (Nov 11, 2016)  
I think the answer will be B.

Chhaya said: (Jul 11, 2017)  
I also think that answer B is right.

Roy said: (Sep 29, 2017)  
B is the correct answer.

Bhavnesh said: (Aug 16, 2018)  
Yes, B is correct. I agree.

Sam said: (Dec 2, 2018)  
No sand drain is provided to reduce differential settlement so given answer Is correct.

Robiul Islam said: (Jul 4, 2019)  
I think the correct answer is B.

Gaurav Thosare said: (Aug 2, 2019)  
The correct answer is B.

Trident said: (Dec 16, 2019)  
Sam@ it increases the differential settlement!

Samir Jadhao said: (Jan 14, 2020)  
Yes, the answer is B.

Ayan said: (Apr 30, 2020)  
Sand drain used to rate of consolidation but reduction in time required for primary settlement.

Sahil Chavda said: (Dec 13, 2020)  
Sand drains are used for pre-consolidation of soil pre-consolidation is one of the ground improvement technique. The sand drains to accelerate the consolidation by reducing the drainage path.

The correct answer is B.

Rahul Kumar said: (Dec 1, 2021)  
Yes, Option B is right.

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