Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion


Consider the following statements regarding settlement of foundations :
1. Differential settlement of foundation leads to structural damage to the superstructure.
2. In non-cohesive soils, the major component of settlement is due to consolidation.
3. Lowering of ground water table contributes of settlement of foundations.
Of these statements :

[A]. 1 and 2 are correct
[B]. 1 and 3 are correct
[C]. 2 and 3 are correct
[D]. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

Answer: Option D


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Rajesh said: (Mar 5, 2017)  
I think the answer is B.

Mrinmoy Nath said: (Apr 4, 2017)  
Well in non-cohesive Soil means Sandy Soil and in sandy soil immediate settlement occurs, and consolidation is time-dependent settlement, So I think B must be the right answer.

Harshad said: (Jun 20, 2017)  
Consolidation settlement would be in the cohesive soil, but in case of non cohesive soil, it is due rapid expulsion of water from the pore spaces. So B should be correct.

Dolly said: (Apr 4, 2018)  
B is the correct answer.

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