Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

1. 

Soils containing organic matters

A. are of spongy nature
B. swell with decrease of moisture
C. shrink with increase of moisture content
D. none of these.

Answer: Option A

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2. 

A soil not fully consolidated under the existing over-burden pressure, is called

A. pre-consolidated
B. normally consolidated
C. under-consolidated
D. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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3. 

The angle of internal friction is maximum for

A. angular-grained loose sand
B. angular-grained dense sand
C. round-grained dense sand
D. round-grained loose sand
E. clays.

Answer: Option B

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4. 

If G is specific gravity of sand particles, e is porosity, the critically hydraulic gradient

A. ic =
B. ic =
C. ic =
D. ic =

Answer: Option C

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5. 

A grillage foundation

A. is provided for heavily loaded isolated columns
B. is treated as spread foundation
C. consists of two sets of perpendicularly placed steel beams
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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