Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion


A footing is resting on a fully saturated clayey strata. For checking the initial stability, shear parameters are used from which one of the following ?

[A]. Consolidated non-drained test
[B]. Unconsolidated drained test
[C]. Unconsolidated non-drained test
[D]. Unconsolidated non-drained test with pore pressure measurement

Answer: Option C


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Kirana said: (Sep 1, 2017)  
I think Option D is right.

Chikzzz said: (Nov 1, 2017)  
Ya. D is the correct answer.

Dolly said: (Mar 24, 2018)  
D is the correct answer.

Sadashiva said: (Aug 28, 2018)  
Option (D) is correct Measurement of pore pressure is needed to calculated effective stress parameters.

Gondal said: (May 9, 2021)  
Not D when the clay is fully saturated.

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