Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions

31. 

The defect which develops due to uncontrolled and non-uniform loss of moisture from wood is known as which one of the following ?

A. Kont
B. Shake
C. Warping
D. Cross grain

Answer: Option C

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32. 

Consider the following statements in respect of the critical depth of flow in a prismatical rectangular channel:
1. For known specific emergy, discharge is minimum.
2. For known discharge, the specific energy is minimum.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. neither 1 nor 2

Answer: Option C

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33. 

On the basis of the data given in the following figures, the bending moment under the load would work out to

A. 2 kN.m
B. 4 kN.m
C. 6 kN.m
D. 12 kN.m

Answer: Option D

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34. 

What is the innermost portion of approach zone which is the most critical portion from obstruction viewpoint, called ?

A. Outer horizontal surface
B. Conical surface
C. Inner horizontal surface
D. Clear zone

Answer: Option B

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35. 

A circular plate 100 mm diameter is welded to another plate by means of 6 mm fillet weld. If the permissible shearing stress in the weld equals 10 kg/mm2, then the greatest twisting moment that can be resisted by the weld will be

A. 424 π kg.m
B. 300 π kg.m
C. 212 π kg.m
D. 60 π kg.m

Answer: Option C

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