Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

41. 

A soil mass is said to be in plastic equilibrium if

A. it is stressed to maximum
B. it is on the verge of failure
C. it is in plastic stage
D. it starts flowing.

Answer: Option B

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42. 

Pick up the correct statement from the following:

A. The permeability of the coarse-grained soils may be reduced by grouting.
B. The process of injecting fluids (i.e. grouts) into the pores space of the soil, is called grouting.
C. The grouting increases the soil strength.
D. All the above.

Answer: Option D

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43. 

A soil sample of mass specific gravity 1.92, has a moisture content 30%. If the specific gravity of solids is 2.75, the void ratio, is

A. 0.858
B. 0.860
C. 0.862
D. 0.864

Answer: Option C

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44. 

The ratio of the weight of water to the weight of solids in a given mass of soil, is known

A. porosity
B. specific gravity
C. void ratio
D. water content.

Answer: Option D

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45. 

During seepage through a soil, direction of seepage is always

A. parallel to equipotential lines
B. perpendicular to stream lines
C. perpendicular to equipotential lines
D. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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