Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

11. 

Laplacian fundamental equation for a non-compressible flow in three dimensions, is

A.
B.
C.
D. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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12. 

The bearing capacity of a soil depends upon

A. size of the particles
B. shape of the particles
C. cohesive properties of particles
D. internal frictional resistance of particles
E. all the above.

Answer: Option E

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13. 

A direct shear test possesses the following disadvantage:

A. A relatively thin thickness of sample permits quick drainage
B. A relatively thin thickness of sample permits quick dissipation of pore pressure developed during the test
C. As the test progresses the area under shear, gradually changes
D. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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14. 

Through a point in a loaded soil mass, there exists n typical planes mutually orthogonal on which the stress is wholly normal and no shear stress acts, if n is

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

Answer: Option C

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15. 

The pressure that builds up in pore water due to load increment on the soil, is termed

A. excess pore pressure
B. excess hydrostatic pressure
C. hydrodynamic pressure
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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