# Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Exercise : Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Section 2
1.
The maximum shear stress occurs on the filament which makes an angle with the horizontal plane equal to
30°
45°
60°
90°
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2.
For determining the moisture content of a soil sample, the following data is available Weight of container = 260 g, Weight of soil sample and = 320 g container, Weight of soil sample (dried) and = 310 g container. The moisture content of the soil sample, is
15%
18%
20%
25%
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3.
Buoyant unit weight equals the saturated density
multiplied by unit weight of water
divided by unit weight of water
plus unit weight of water
minus unit weight of water.
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4.
Pick up the correct statement from the following:
An unconfined compression test is a special case of triaxial compression test
An unconfined compression test is a special case of direct shear test
The confining pressure is maximum during an unconfined compression test
The cylindrical specimen of a soil is subjected to major principal stress till it fails due to shearing along the plane of the failure.