Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion

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A saturated clay stratum of thickness 10 m, bounded on top and bottom by medium coarse sand layers, has a coefficient of consolidation of 0.002 cm2/s. If this stratum is subjected to loading, it is likely that it would undergo 50% of its primary consolidation in

[A]. 1136 days
[B]. 227 days
[C]. 284 days
[D]. 568 days

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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Chhaya said: (Jun 23, 2017)  
Here, t= TvD^2/Cv.
For 50% Tv=0.196,
D= 10/2= 5M =500 cm,
Cv = 0.002.

Nikhil Gautam said: (Aug 1, 2020)  
@Chhaya.

Here, T=(0.196*500^2)/0.002.

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