Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

6. 

For the compound bar shown in the below figure, the ratio of stresses in the portions AB : BC : CD will be

A. 4 : 1 : 2
B. 1 : 2 : 4
C. 1 : 4 : 2
D. 4 : 2 : 1

Answer: Option C

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7. 

Compression index of a soil helps to determine

A. total time required for consolidation
B. time required for 50 percent consolidation
C. total settlement of clay water
D. pre-consolidation pressure of clay

Answer: Option D

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8. 

At what distance from left support of the beam, is the shear force zero ?

A. 1 m
B. 1.25 m
C. 1.5 m
D. 2.5 m

Answer: Option C

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9. 

What is the volume of a 6 m deep tank having rectangular shaped top 6 m x 4 m and botton 4 m x 2 m (computed through the use of prismoidal formula) ?

A. 96 m3
B. 94 m3
C. 92 m3
D. 90 m3

Answer: Option C

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10. 

Why are intermediate vertical stiffeners provided in plate girders ?

A. To eliminate web buckling
B. To eliminate local buckling
C. To transfer concentrated loads
D. To prevent excessive deflection.

Answer: Option A

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