Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

6. 

Sheep-foot rollers are recommended for compacting

A. granular soils
B. cohesive soils
C. hard rock
D. any type of soil

Answer: Option B

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7. 

The given figure shows the section of a wooden beam stiffened with two steel plates each of thickness 't' securely fixed to the sides. The second moment of area of the flitched beam about the X-X axis is (given: d = overall depth of the beam, b = width of the wooden section and m = modular ratio of the moduli of elasticity of steel and wood)

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option D

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8. 

The portal frame shown in the given figure is statically indeterminate to the

A. first degree
B. second degree
C. third degree
D. None of the above

Answer: Option C

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9. 

A fixed beam and a simply supported beam having same span and develop same maximum bending moment due to uniformly distributed load on entire span. What is the ratio of uniformly distributed load on fixed beam to that on simply supported beam ?

A. 0.5
B. 1
C. 1.5
D. 3

Answer: Option D

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10. 

Which one of the following method is employed to manufacture pre-stressed concrete sleepers for the railways ?

A. Post-tensioning
B. Pre-tensioning
C. Pre-tensioning followed by post-tensioning
D. Partial pre-stressing

Answer: Option B

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