Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

16. 

Sedimentation analysis is based on the assumption:

A. soil particles are spherical
B. particles settle independent of other particles
C. walls of the jar do not affect the settlement .
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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17. 

The maximum pressure which a soil can carry without shear failure, is called

A. safe bearing capacity
B. net safe bearing capacity
C. net ultimate bearing capacity
D. ultimate bearing capacity.

Answer: Option A

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18. 

For general engineering purposes, soils are classified by

A. particle size classification system
B. textural classification system
C. High Way Research Board (HRB), classification system
D. unified soil classification system.

Answer: Option D

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19. 

If there is no impervious boundary at the bottom of a hydraulic structure, stream lines tend to follow :

A. a straight line
B. a parabola
C. a semi-ellipse
D. a semi-circle.

Answer: Option C

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20. 

The change of moisture content of soils, changes the

A. value of the angle of repose
B. amount of compaction required
C. cohesive strength of soil
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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