Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion

Discussion Forum : UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Section 12 (Q.No. 2)
A clay layer, 5 m thick undergoes 50% consolidation in 5 years when subjected to an average pressure increase of 50 kN/m2. If the clay layer were 10 m thick, in what period would it undergo 50% consolidation for the same pressure ?
10 years
2.5 years
25 years
20 years
Answer: Option
No answer description is available. Let's discuss.
4 comments Page 1 of 1.

Rahul verma said:   9 months ago

T = Ct/d^2
t is proportional to d^2.
t2= 5(10/5)^2.
t2=5x4=20 years.

Bidyut said:   4 years ago
t2= 5(10/5)^2.
t2=5*4=20 years.

Dollly said:   5 years ago
Are you sure @Praveen?

Please explain your answer.

Praveen said:   6 years ago
The Answer is A.

Post your comments here:

Your comments will be displayed after verification.