Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

31. 

Consider the following statements in relation to the given sketch :
1. Soil is partially saturated at degree of saturation = 60%
2. Void ratio = 40%
3. Water content = 30%
4. Saturated unit weight = 1.5 g/cc
Of these statements :

A. 1, 2 and 3 are correct
B. 1, 3 and 4 are correct
C. 2, 3 and 4 are correct
D. 1, 2 and 4 are correct

Answer: Option A

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32. 

A journey from work to home made by walking to the bus, travelling by bus to the station and completing the journey by train is regarded as

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

Answer: Option D

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33. 

If P is the direct load, L is the length of the member, A is the uniform area of cross-section and E is the Young's modulus; then strain energy due to direct stress caused by a gradually applied load is

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option A

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34. 

A T-section is used as a simply supported beam with uniform loading. The maximum bending stress for a given load will occur at the

A. top of the section
B. C.G. of the section
C. mid-point of the depth of section
D. bottom of the section

Answer: Option D

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35. 

If the width of a carriageway is 5.5 m, then what is it called ?

A. Single lane
B. two lanes
C. intermediate lane
D. Multi-lane

Answer: Option C

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