# Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

16.

If 'p' is the precipitation, 'a' is the area represented by a rainguage, and n is the number of raingauges in a catchment area, then the weighted mean rainfall is

 A. B. C. D. Explanation:

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17.

For the beam shown in the given figure, the maximum positive bending moment is equal to negative bending moment. The value of L1 is A. B. C. D. Explanation:

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18.

A plane pin-jointed truss is shown in the figure. The force resisted by the member AD is A. zero B. 5002 kg. (compression) C. 5002 kg. (tension) D. 10002 kg. (tension)

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19.

In the figure shown aside, which one of the following correctly represents effective stress at C ? (Symbols have the usual meanings). A. (h + z)γω B. z.γω C. z.γsub D. h.γω + Z.γsat

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20.

What is range of values of Poisson's ratio for ductile materials ?

 A. 0.10 to 0.15 B. 0.16 to 0.20 C. 0.21 to 0.24 D. 0.25 to 0.33