Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

36. 

In a plastic analysis of structures, the segment between any two successive plastic hinges is assumed to deform as :

A. A plastic material
B. A rigid material
C. An elastic material
D. An inelastic material

Answer: Option B

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37. 

Consider the following assumptions :
1. The shearing stress in all the rivets is uniform
2. The bearing stress is not uniform
3. Bending of rivets can be neglected
The assumptions made while designing a riveted joint would include

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 and 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3

Answer: Option D

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38. 

Surkhi is added to lime mortar to

A. prevent shrinkage
B. decrease setting time
C. increase bulk
D. impart hydraulicity.

Answer: Option A

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39. 

The Trap used for a water closet is called

A. gully trap
B. p-trap
C. intercepting trap
D. anti-siphon trap

Answer: Option B

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40. 

For a sleeper density of (n + 5), the number of sleepers required for constructing a broad gauge (BG) railway track of length 650 m is

A. 975
B. 918
C. 900
D. 880

Answer: Option C

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