Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

26. 

The degree of saturation of the soil sample stated in Q. No, 216, is

A. 60%
B. 62%
C. 64%
D. 66%

Answer: Option C

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27. 

Number of piles required to support a column, is

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

Answer: Option C

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28. 

The soil moisture driven off by heat, is called

A. free water
B. hydroscopic water
C. gravity water
D. none of these.

Answer: Option B

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29. 

If the specific gravity of a soil particle of 0.05 cm diameter is 2.67, its terminal velocity while settling in distilled water of viscosity, 0.01 poise, is

A. 0.2200 cm/sec
B. 0.2225 cm/sec
C. 0.2250 cm/sec
D. 0.2275 cm/sec
E. 0.2300 cm/sec

Answer: Option D

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30. 

The direct shear test suffers from the following disadvantage:

A. Drain condition cannot be controlled
B. Pore water pressure cannot be measured
C. Shear stress on the failure plane is not uniform.
D. The area under the shear and vertical loads does not remain constant throughout the test
E. All the above.

Answer: Option C

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