Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

36. 

The Terzaghi's general bearing capacity equation for a continuous footing is given by (where Nc, 2V& and Ny are bearing capacity factors.)

A. qf = cNc + γDNq + 0.5γBNγ
B. qf = cNc - γDNq + 0.5γBNγ
C. qf = cNc + γDNq - 0.5γBNγ
D. qf = cNc - γDNq - 0.5γBNγ

Answer: Option A

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37. 

A clay subjected to pressure in excess to its present over-burden, is said to be

A. pre-compressed
B. pre-consolidated
C. over-consolidated
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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38. 

The expression ρω is used for

A. dry density
B. bulk density
C. degree of saturation
D. optimum water content.

Answer: Option A

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39. 

If Cv is the coefficient of consolidation, t is the time and d is drainage path of one dimensional consolidation of soil, the time factor Tv, is given by

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option D

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40. 

The total active earth pressure due to dry back fill with no surcharge, acts at H/3 above the base of the wall and is directly proportional to

A. H
B.
C. H2
D. H3.

Answer: Option C

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