Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions - Discussion


A deep cut of 7 m has to be made in a clay with unit weight 16 kN/m3 and a cohesion of 25 kN/m2. What will be the factor of safety if one has to have a slope angle of 30° ? Stability number is given to be 0.178 (from Taylor's chart) for a depth factor of 3.

[A]. 0.80
[B]. 1.1
[C]. 1.25
[D]. 1.0

Answer: Option C


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Anusha said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
Please explain the answer.

Sachinmeena said: (Jan 19, 2017)  
Here, S = C/gamma H * Fs.

Priya said: (Mar 15, 2018)  
A) 0.8 is the correct option.

Sna said: (Sep 23, 2018)  
1.25 is the right option.

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