Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

16. 

A symmetric parabolic arch of span 12m and rise 4 m has hinges at springings and at the crown. What is the influence line ordinate at the location 3m from one lower hinge ?

A. 2.25 units
B. 1.25 units
C. 1.125 units
D. 1.0 unit

Answer: Option A

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17. 

Bottom-dump wagons are suitable for handling which of the following ?

A. Wet sticky clay
B. Sand and gravel
C. Quarry rocks
D. Any type of material

Answer: Option B

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18. 

In a BG railway track, the specified ruling graident is 1 in 250. The horizontal curve of 3° on a gradient of 1 in 250 will have the permissible compensated gradient of

A. 1 in 257
B. 1 in 357
C. 1 in 457
D. 1 in 512

Answer: Option B

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19. 

The daily cover of MSW landfills consists of which one of the following ?

A. Compacted soil
B. Geomembrane
C. Geotextile
D. Geocomposite

Answer: Option A

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20. 

Which one of the following structures can be classified in a system of coplanar forces ?

A. A grid
B. A plane pin-jointed truss
C. A shaft
D. A stab

Answer: Option B

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