Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Section 1 (Q.No. 41)
Pick up the correct statement from the following:
Sandy clayloam contains highest percentage of sand
Silty clayloam contains highest percentage of silt
Stiff boulder clay offers maximum shear strength
Soft chalk carries least safe load
All the above.
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Gaurav sharma said:   4 years ago
Loam means equal percentage of sand silt and clay fraction. So loam is not correct. Option C is stiff boulder clay it may be rite but the boulder is not clay. I think the correct answer is option D.

Sameer said:   4 years ago
It's all of the above.

Saqib khattak said:   5 years ago
Sandy clay loam: 20 to 35 per cent clay, less than 28 per cent silt, and 45 per cent or more sand.

Silty clay loam: 27 to 40 per cent clay and less than 20 per cent sand.

Kanneeswaran said:   5 years ago
Loam-mixture of sand silt clay of approx equal proportion.

Dhananjay said:   5 years ago
Silty clay loam should contain highest percentage of clay and not silt. Hence B can't be true.

Ashish said:   6 years ago
Silty gravel, gravel percentage is more than silt.

Venu said:   6 years ago
According to me, option E) All the above is correct answer.

Manish said:   6 years ago
I think the option E.

DhIRAJ said:   7 years ago
Sandy loam soils are made of approximately 60 percent sand, 10 percent clay and 30 percent silt particles.

Vinodh said:   7 years ago
All the above is the correct answer.

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