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Soil Mechanics Exam set Magh 28

Welcome to your Soil Mechanics Exam Set-1

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1. Submerged unit weight of soil is equal to the saturated density ...............

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2. The specific gravity of a soil is the ratio of the unit weight of the soil solids to that of water at a temperature of ...............

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3. Water content of a soil can ...............

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4. Density index for a natural soil is used to express ...............

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5. Core-cutter method is used for ...............

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6. Stoke's law gives the following velocity of a spherical particle falling freely in an infinite liquid medium ...............

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7. The soil sample for the hydrometer analysis is pretreated with the following agent ...............

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8. A pycnometer is used to determine ...............

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9. Plasticity index is obtained as the difference between ...............

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10. The ratio of plasticity index to clay fraction is known as ...............

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11. With reference to shrinkage and swelling, the most active clay mineral is ...............

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12. In a soil if the water content is equal to the liquid limit, its relative consistency is ...............

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13. Falling head permeameter is preferable when soil sample is ...............

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14. Units of co-efficient of permeability ...............

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15. Coefficient of permeability of a soil ...............

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16. Flow net consists of a number of stream lines and equipotential lines which are ...............

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17. The phreatic line is ...............

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18. Consolidation is a process involving ...............

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19. Consolidation is generally considered to be a function of ...............

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20. Compression of soils occurs rapidly if voids are occupied by ...............

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21. Mathematically speaking, the time taken for 100% consolidation is ...............

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22. A clay deposit subjected to pressure in the past is more than the present over burden pressure is known as ...............

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23. A clay deposit which is not fully consolidated under the existing over burden pressure is known as ...............

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24. The most effective method for compacting sand is by using ...............

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25. The soil involved in the compaction is ...............

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