Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

41. 

If e0, e, σ', σ0' have their usual meanings, the coefficient of compressibility (ac), is given by

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option B

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42. 

A saturated soil sample has water content of 40% and specific gravity of soil particles 2.7. The void ratio of the soil, is

A. 0.4
B. 0.52
C. 1.08
D. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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43. 

For testing a saturated clay for shear strength, the test recommended, is

A. direct shear test
B. triaxial compression test
C. unconfined compression test
D. all the above.

Answer: Option C

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44. 

The critical exist gradient of seepage water in soils, increases with

A. an increase in specific gravity
B. a decrease in specific gravity
C. a decrease in void ratio
D. both (a) and (c)
E. none of these.

Answer: Option D

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45. 

The coefficient ka of the active earth pressure, is given by

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option D

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