Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

1.
An equipment is purchased for Rs. 40, 000.00 and is fully depreciated by straight line method over 8 years. Considering interest on average annual cost at 15% p.a., the charge on the Company due to use of this equipment, if made uniformly over the 8 years, is
Rs. 5, 750
Rs. 8, 000
Rs. 8, 375
Rs. 14, 000
Explanation:
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2.
A vane shear test on a soil sample gives a moment of total resistance M. The shear stress at failure, 'S' being more of less uniform at top bottom and surface of cylinder of soil is given by (where H = height of vane, D = Diameter of vane)
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3.
The most important purpose of frog in a brick is to :
emboss manufacturer's name
reduce the weight of brick
form keyed joint between brick and mortar
improve insulation by providing 'hollows'.
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4.
Gross flange area for a riveted plate girder is to be designed considering net area as 80% of its gross area. Consider width of the flange as 500 mm while web plate as 1000 mm x 12 mm. The girder is to resist a maxi-mum BM of 4500 kNm. Maximum allowable bending stress in tension is 150 MPa. Gross flange area is
22000 mm2
35500 mm2
46000 mm2
73000 mm2