Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

16. 

The ratio of emax and emin of silty sand, is

A. 2.0
B. 5
C. 3.0
D. 3.5
E. 4.0

Answer: Option C

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17. 

A flow net may be utilised for the determination of

A. exit gradient
B. seepage
C. hydrostatic pressure
D. seepage pressure
E. all the above.

Answer: Option E

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18. 

The neutral stress in a soil mass is

A. force per neutral area
B. force per effective area
C. stess taken up by the pore water
D. stress taken up by solid particles.

Answer: Option C

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19. 

If voids ratio is 0.67, water content is 0.188 and specific gravity is 2.68, the degree of saturation of the soil, is

A. 25%
B. 40%
C. 60%
D. 75%

Answer: Option D

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20. 

If water content of a soil is 40%, G is 2.70 and void ratio is 1.35, the degree of saturation is

A. 70%
B. 75%
C. 80%
D. 85%
E. 90%

Answer: Option C

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