Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion

8. 

A soil sample is having a specific gravity of 2.60 and a void ratio of 0.78. The water content in percentage required to fully saturate the soil at the void ratio would be

[A]. 10
[B]. 30
[C]. 50
[D]. 70

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

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Maru said: (Nov 26, 2015)  
Given: G = 2.60, e = 0.78.

Water content, w = (e*S)/G.

w = (0.78*1)/2.60; S = 1 (fully saturate).

w = 0.3.

i.e, 30%.

Jagannath Malik said: (Aug 14, 2019)  
Given:

G=2.6 ,e=0.78.

For fully saturated soil (S=1).
So, w=w saturation.
W=e/G.
=0.78/2.6,
=0.3,
In percentage 0.3*100.
=30%.

Nandeesha said: (Aug 9, 2020)  
Thanks both of yiu for solving this.

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