Civil Engineering Soil Mechanics & Foundation Mock test – 3




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1. The capillary rise of water
2. The minimum centre to centre distance of friction piles of 1 m diameter, is
3. Maximum size of clay particles, is :
4. Soil classification of composite soils, exclusively based on the particle size distribution, is known
5. The coefficient of curvature for a well graded soil, must be between
6. The ultimate bearing capacity of a soil, is
7. A moist soil sample of volume 60 cc. weighs 108 g and its dried weight is 86.4 g. If its absolute density is 2.52, the degree of saturation is
8. A stratum of clay 2 m thick will get consolidated 80% in 10 years. For the 80% consolidation of 8 m thick stratum of the same clay, the time required is
9. The void ratio of a soil sample decreases from 1.50 to 1.25 when the pressure is increased from 25 tonnes/m2 to 50 tonnes/m2, the coefficient of compressibility is
10. If a soil undergoes a change in shape and volume by application of external loads over it, but recovers its shape and volume immediately after removal of the load, the property of the soil is said to be
11. Si particles
12. A moist soil sample weighing 108 g has a volume of 60 cc. If water content is 25% and value of G = 2.52, the void ratio is
13. The passive earth pressure of a soil, is proportional to (where φ is the angle of internal friction of the soil.)
14. If the back fill is having a uniform surcharge of intensity q per unit area, the lateral pressure will be
15. If the coefficients of volume change and compressibility of a soil sample are respectively 6.75 x 10-2 and 3 x 10-2, the void ratio of the soil sample, is
16. If the unit weight of sand particles is 2.696 g/cc. and porosity in loose state is 44%, the critical hydraulic gradient for quick sand condition, is
17. If the cohesive force, (c), is 1.5 t/m2, the density (γ) of the soil is 2.0 t/m3, factor of safety (F) is 1.5 and stability factor (Sn) is 0.05, the safe height of the §lope, is
18. Fine sand possesses
19. A soil sample has passing 0.075 mm sieve = 60% liquid limit = 65% and plastic limit = 40%. The group index of the soil, is
20. The specific gravity of quartz, is
21. The maximum water content at which a reduction in water content does not cause a decrease in volume of a soil mass, is known
22. The maximum net pressure intensity causing shear failure of soil, is known
23. A sample of saturated soil has 30% water content and the specific gravity of soil grains is 2.6. The dry density of the soil mass in g/cm3, is
24. The plasticity index is the numerical difference between
25. The compression resulting from a long term static load and consequent escape of pore water, is known as
26. Through a point in a loaded soil, the principal stress is maximum on
27. The vane shear test is used for the in-situ determination of the undrained strength of the intact fully saturated
28. If dry density, water density and specific gravity of solids of a given soil sample are 1.6 g/cc, 1.84 g/cc and 2.56 respectively, the porosity of the soil sample, is
29. The specific gravity of sands, is approximately







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