Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

36. 

The maximum load carried by a pile, when it continues to sink without further increase of load, is known as

A. ultimate load carrying capacity
B. ultimate bearing capacity
C. ultimate bearing resistant
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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37. 

The soil which contains finest grain particles, is

A. coarse sand
B. fine sand
C. silt
D. clay.

Answer: Option D

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38. 

The general relationship between specific gravity (G), weight of water (γω), degree of saturation (Sr), void ratio (e) and bulk density (γ), is

A. γ =
B. γ =
C. γ =
D. γ =

Answer: Option B

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39. 

If C is cohesion, F is factor of safety, γ is unit weight of soil and H is the maximum height of embankment, the stability number, is

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

Answer: Option B

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40. 

The angle between the directions of the failure and the major principal plane, is equal to

A. 90° + effective angle of shearing resistance
B. 90° + half of the angle of shearing resistance
C. 45° - half of the angle of shearing resistance
D. 45° + half of the angle of shearing resistance.

Answer: Option D

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