Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

31. 

A simply supported rectangular beam of span 'L' and depth 'd' carries a central load 'W' What ratio of maximum deflection to maximum bending stress is

A. L2/6Ed
B. L28Ed
C. L2/48Ed
D. L2/12Ed

Answer: Option A

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32. 

A cantilever truss with joints labelled as 1, 2, and 3 is shown in the given figure. It carries a - vertical load of 10 kN at joint 2.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Answer: Option C

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33. 

A short bar element of uniform cross-section is subjected to concentrated axial forces at its two ends. The longitudinal stress distribution on the cross-section is uniform at

A. all sections
B. the two ends only
C. the mid-section only
D. sections reasonably away from the two ends of the bar

Answer: Option A

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34. 

When power shovels are operated under different site conditions (in terms of material handled), what is the correct sequence in the increasing order of the ouput for the following materials ?
1. Well - blasted rock
2. Hard and tough clay
3. Poorly blasted rock
4. Moist loam or sand
Select the correct answer using the code given below :

A. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
B. 1 - 4 - 3 - 2
C. 4 - 2 - 3 - 1
D. 4 - 3 - 1 - 2

Answer: Option C

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35. 

In a saturated clay layer undergoing consolidation with single drainage at its top, the pore water pressure would be the maximum at its

A. top
B. middle
C. bottom
D. top as well as the bottom

Answer: Option C

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