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.

Answer: Option C

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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.

Answer: Option D

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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)

Answer: Option C

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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 + zω
B. zω
C. zsub
D. hω + Zsat

Answer: Option D

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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

Answer: Option B

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