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GATE2020CE17
In a twodimensional stress analysis, the state of stress at a point $P$ is $\begin{bmatrix} \sigma \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix}\sigma_{xx} &\tau_{xy} \\ \tau_{xy} &\sigma_{yy} \end{bmatrix}$ The necessary and sufficient condition for existence of the state of pure shear at ... $\tau_{xy}=0$ $\sigma_{xx}+\sigma_{yy}=0$ $(\sigma_{xx}\sigma_{yy})^2+4\tau^2_{xy}=0$
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GATE2020CE122
In a drained triaxial compression test, a sample of sand fails at deviator stress of $150\:kPa$ under confining pressure of $50\:kPa$. The angle of internal friction (in degree, round off to the nearest integer) of the sample, is ______
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GATE2020CE135
The soil profile at a site up to a depth of $10\:m$ is shown in the figure ( not drawn to the scale). The soil is preloaded with a uniform surcharge (q) of $70\:kN/m^2$ at the ground level. The water table is at a depth of $3\:m$ below ground level. The soil unit weight ... $kPa$) at points $P$ and $Q$, respectively, are $124$ and $204$ $36$ and $ 90$ $36$ and $126$ $54$ and $95$
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GATE2020CE150
In a homogenous unconfined aquifer of area $3.00\:km^2$, the water table was at an elevation of $102.00\:m$. After a natural recharge of volume $0.90$ million cubic meter $(Mm^3)$, the water table rose to $103.20\:m$. After this recharge,ground ... $Mm^3$ and round off to two decimal places), is ______.
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GATE2020 CE26
The state of stress represented by Mohr’s circle shown in the figure is uniaxial tension biaxial tension of equal magnitude hydrostatic stress pure shear
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GATE2020 CE210
Soil deposit formed due to transportation by wind is termed as aeolian deposit alluvial deposit estuarine deposit lacustrine deposit
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GATE2020 CE211
A sample of $500\:g$ dry sand, when poured into a $2$ litre capacity cylinder which is partially filled with water, displaces $188\:cm^3$ of water. The density of water is $1\:g/cm^3.$ The specific gravity of the sand is $2.72$ $2.66$ $2.55$ $2.52$
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GATE2020 CE234
Permeability tests were carried out on the samples collected from two different layers as shown in the figure (not drawn to the scale). The relevant horizontal $(k_h)$ and vertical $(k_v)$ coefficients of permeability are indicated for each layer. The ratio of the equivalent horizontal to vertical coefficients of permeability, is $37.29$ $80.20$ $68.25$ $0.03$
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GATE2020 CE235
A $10\ m$ high slope of dry clay soil $\text{( unit weight}\: = 20 kN/m^3$), with a slope angle of $45^{\circ}$and the circular slip surface, is shown in the figure (not drawn to the scale). The weight of the slip wedge is denoted by $W$. The undrained unit cohesion $(c_u)$ is $60\: kPa$. The factor of safety of the slope against slip failure, is $1.84$ $1.57$ $0.58$ $1.67$
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GATE2017 CE24
Let $G$ be the specific gravity of soil solids, $w$ the water content in the soil sample, $\gamma_w$ the unit weight of water, and $\gamma_d$ ... $\gamma_d = \dfrac{Gw}{1 + \gamma_w} \\$ $\gamma_d = \dfrac{Gw}{1  \gamma_w}$
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GATE2017 CE25
Consider the following statements related to pore pressure parameters, $A$ and $B$: $A$ always lies between $0$ and $1.0$ $A$ can be less than $0$ or greater than $1.0$ $B$ always lies between $0$ and $1.0$ $B$ can be less than $0$ or greater than $1.0$ For these statements, which of the following options is correct? P and R P and S Q and R Q and S
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GATE2017 CE217
The plate load test was conducted on a clayey strata by using a plate of $0.3 \: m \times 0.3 \: m$ dimensions, and the ultimate load per unit area for the plate for found to be $180$ kPa. The ultimate bearing capacity (in kPa) of a $2$ m wide square footing would be $27$ $180$ $1200$ $2000$
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GATE2017 CE221
A sheet pile has an embedment depth of $12$ m in a homogeneous soil stratum. The coefficient of permeability of soil is $10^{6} m/s$. Difference in the water levels between the two sides of the sheet pile is $4$ m. The flow net is constructed with ... of equipotential lines. The quantity of seepage (in $cm^3/s$ per m, up to one decimal place) under the sheet pile is _________
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GATE2017 CE234
Two identical concrete piles having the plan dimensions $50 \: cm \times 50 \: cm$ are driven into a homogeneous sandy layers as shown in the figures. Consider the bearing capacity factor $N_q$ for $\phi = 30 ^{\circ}$ as $24$. If $Q_{P1}$ and $Q_{P2}$ represent the ultimate point ... by about $100 \%$ $Q_{P1} > Q_{P2}$ by about $5 \%$ $Q_{P1} < Q_{P2}$ by about $5 \%$
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GATE2017 CE235
Following are the statements related to the stress paths in a triaxial testing of soils: If $\sigma_1 = \sigma_3$, the stress point lies at the origin of the $pq$ plot If $\sigma_1 = \sigma_3$, the stress point lies on the $p$axis of the $pq$ plot If $\sigma_1 > \sigma_3$, ...  True P  True; Q  False; R  True P  False; Q  True; R  False P  True; Q  False; R  False
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GATE2017 CE244
Consider a square shaped area ABCD on the ground with its centre at M as shown in the figure. Four concentrated vertical loads of $P=5000$ kN are applied on this area, one at each corner. The vertical stress increment (in kPa, up to one decimal place) due to these loads according to the Boussinesq’s equation, at a point $5$ m right below M, is _______
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GATE2019 CE1: 16
A retaining wall of height $H$ with smooth vertical backface supports a backfill inclined at an angle $\beta$ with the horizontal. The backfill consists of cohesionless soil having angle of internal friction $\phi$. If the active lateral thrust acting on the wall is $P_a$ ... $P_a$ acts at a height $H/3$ from the base of the wall and at an angle $\phi$ with the horizontal
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GATE2019 CE1: 17
In a soil specimen, the total stress, effective stress, hydraulic gradient and critical hydraulic gradient are $\sigma, \: \sigma’$, $i$ and $i_c$, respectively. For initiation of quicksand condition, which one of the following statements is TRUE? $\sigma’ \neq 0$ and $i=i_c$ $\sigma’ = 0$ and $i=i_c$ $\sigma’ \neq 0$ and $i \neq i_c$ $\sigma = 0$ and $i=i_c$
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GATE2019 CE1: 20
A completely mixed dilute suspension of sand particles having diameters $0.25, \: 0.35, \: 0.40, \: 0.45$ and $0.50 \: mm$ are filled in a transparent glass column of diameter $10 \: cm$ and height $2.50 \: m$. The suspension is allowed to ... $0.45$ and $0.50 \: mm$ from the suspension is _________
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GATE2019 CE1: 24
A soil has specific gravity of its solids equal to $2.65$. The mass density of water is $1000 \: kg/m^3$. Considering zero air voids and $10 \%$ moisture content of the soil sample, the dry density (in $kg /m^3$, round off to $1$ decimal place) would be ______
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GATE2019 CE1: 25
A concentrated load of $500 \: kN$ is applied on an elastic half space. The ratio of the increase in vertical normal stress at depths of $2 \: m$ and $4 \: m$ along the point of the loading, as per Boussinesq’s theory, would be _____
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GATE2019 CE1: 29
For the following statements: P  The lateral stress in the soil while being tested in an oedometer is always atrest. Q  For a perfectly rigid strip footing at deeper depths in a sand deposit, the vertical normal contact stress at the footing edge is greater than that at its centre. R  ... FALSE; Q  FALSE; R  TRUE P  TRUE; Q  TRUE; R  FALSE P  FALSE; Q  FALSE; R  FALSE
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GATE2019 CE1: 41
A $0.80 \: m$ deep bed of sand filter (length $4 \:m $ and width $3 \: m$) is made of uniform particles (diameter $=0.40 \: mm$, specific gravity $=2.65$, shape factor $=0.85$) with bed porosity of $0.4$. The bed has to be backwashed at ... the terminal settling velocity of sand particles is $0.05 \: m/s$, the expanded bed depth (in $m$ round off to $2$ decimal places) is _______
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GATE2019 CE1: 52
A reinforced concrete circular pile of $12 \: m$ length and $0.6 \: m$ diameter is embedded in stiff clay which has an undrained unit cohesion of $110 \: kN/m^2$. The adhesion factor is $0.5$. The Net Ultimate Pullout (uplift) Load for the pile (in $kN$, round off to $1$ decimal place) is __________
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GATE2019 CE1: 53
A granular soil has a saturated unit weight of $20 \:kN/m^3$ and an effective angle of shearing resistance of $30^{\circ}$. The unit weight of water is $9.81 \: kN/m^3$. A slope is to be made on this soil deposit in which the seepage occurs ... seepage condition for a factor of safety of $1.5$, the safe slope angle (in degree, round off to $1$ decimal place) would be ________
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GATE2019 CE1: 55
A square footing of $ 4 \: m$ side is placed at $1 \: m$ depth in a sand deposit. The dry unit weight $( \gamma)$ of sand is $15 \: kN/m^3$. This footing has an ultimate bearing capacity of $600 \: kPa$ ... deposit. For a factor of safety of $3.0$ as per Terzaghi's theory, the safe bearing capacity (in $kPa$) of this footing would be _________
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GATE2019 CE2: 16
The notation “SC” as per Indian Standard Soil Classification System refers to Sandy clay Silty clay Clayey silt Clayey sand
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GATE2019 CE2: 17
An anisotropic soil deposit has coefficient of permeability in vertical and horizontal directions as $k_z$ and $k_x$, respectively. For constructing a flow net, the horizontal dimension of the problem’s geometry is transformed by a multiplying factor of $\sqrt{\dfrac{k_z}{k_x}} \\$ $\sqrt{\dfrac{k_x}{k_z}} \\$ $\dfrac{k_x}{k_z} \\$ $\dfrac{k_z}{k_x}$
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GATE2019 CE2: 25
Construction of a new building founded on a clayey soil was completed in January $2010$. In January $2014$, the average consolidation settlement of the foundation in clay was recorded as $10 \: mm$. The ultimate consolidation settlement was estimated in ... soil site, the expected consolidation settlement in January $2019$( in mm, round off to the nearest integer) will be _______
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GATE2019 CE2: 52
A $2 \: m \times 4 \: m$ rectangular footing has to carry a uniformly distributed load of $120 \: kPa$. As per the $2:1$ dispersion method of stress distribution, the increment in vertical stress (in $kPa$) at a depth of $2\: m$ below the footing is _______
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GATE2019 CE2: 53
Constant head permeability tests were performed on two soil specimens, $S1$ and $S$. The ratio of height of the two specimens $(L_{S1}: L_{S2})$ is $1.5$, the ratio of the diameter of specimens $(D_{S1}: D_{S2})$ is $0.5$, and the ratio of the ... $(k_{S1}: k_{S2})$ is _____
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GATE2019 CE2: 54
A timber pile of length $8 \: m$ and diameter $0.2 \: m$ is driven with a $20 \: kN$ drop hammer, falling freely from a height of $1.5 \: m$. The total penetration of the pile in the last $5$ blows is $40 \: mm$. Use the Engineering News Record ... to energy losses) of $2.5 \: cm$. The safe load carrying capacity of the pile (in $kN$, round off to $2$ decimal places) is __________
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GATE2019 CE2: 55
A square footing of $2 \: m$ sides rests on the surface of a homogeneous soil bed having the properties: cohesion $c= 24 \: kPa$, angle of internal friction $\phi = 25^{\circ}$, and unit weight $\gamma = 18 \: kN/m^3$. Terzaghi's bearing capacity ... and $N_{\gamma}' =3.2$. The ultimate bearing capacity of the foundation (in $kPa$, round off to $2$ decimal places) is _________
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GATE2016211
A strip footing is resting on the surface of a purely clayey soil deposit. If the width of the footing is doubled, the ultimate bearing capacity of the soil becomes double becomes half becomes fourtimes remains the same
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GATE2016212
The relationship between the specific gravity of sand $(G)$ and the hydraulic gradient $(i)$ to initiate quick condition in the sand layer having porosity of $30 \%$ is $G=0.7i+1$ $G=1.43i1$ $G=1.43i+1$ $G=0.7i1$
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GATE2016213
The results of a consolidation test on an undisturbed soil, sampled at a depth of $10 \: m$ ... weight of water as $10 \: kN/m^3$, the overconsolidation ratio of the soil is $0.67$ $1.50$ $1.77$ $2.00$
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GATE2016217
The atmospheric layer closest to the earth surface is the mesosphere the stratosphere the thermosphere the troposphere
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GATE2016240
The seepage occurring through an earthen dam is represented by a flownet comprising of $10$ equipotential drops and $20$ flow channels. The coefficient of permeability of the soil is $3 \: mm/min$ and the head loss is $5 \: m$. The rate of seepage (expressed in $cm^3/s$ per $m$ length of the dam) through the earthen dam is _________
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GATE2016241
The soil profile at a site consists of a $5 \: m$ thick sand layer underlain by a $c  \phi$ soil as shown in figure. The water table is found $1 \: m$ below the ground level. The entire soil mass is retained by a concrete retaining wall and is ... the wall is smooth ans vertical. The total active earth pressure (expressed in $kN/m^2$) at point A as per Rankine's theory is __________
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GATE2016242
OMCSP and MDDSP denote the optimum moisture content and maximum dry density obtained from standard Proctor compaction test, respectively. OMCMP and MDDMP denote the optimum moisture content and maximum dry density obtained from the modified Proctor compaction test, respectively. Which one of the ... $>$ MDDMP OMCSP $>$ OMCMP and MDDSP $>$ MDDMP
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