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MODULE: 43-46

1. If number of flow channels are 10, number of drops are 6, the total hydraulic head difference is 4m, the length of dam is 50m and the coefficient of permeability is 2 , the total loss of water per day in is a) 576 b) 5760 c) 57600 d) 576000 A flow line makes angles and with the normal to the interface of the soils having permeabilities 3 and 1 before and after deflection. According to the law of deflection of flow lines at the interface of the dissimilar soils, the is a) b) c) d) A compacted soil sample using 10% moisture content has a weight of 200g and mass unit weight of 2.0g/cc. if the specific gravity of soil particles and water are 2.7 and 1.0, the degree of saturation of the soil is a) 11.1% b) 55.6% c) 69.6% d) 80% Sieve analysis was carried out on a soil sample of 400gms. Out of 400gms, of soil 160gm retained on 4.75mm sieve, 120gm retained on 2mm sieve and 80gm retained on 600 sieve. The value of will be a) 7.4, 1.7 b) 1.7, 7.4 c) 7.92, 1.4 d) 1.4, 7.92 Degree of saturation of a natural soil deposit having content 15% specific gravity 2.50 and void ratio 0.5 is a) 50% b) 60% c) 75% d) 80% The liquidity index is defined as a ratio expressed as percentage of a) Plastic limit minus natural water content, to its plasticity index b) Natural water content minus its plastic limit to its plasticity index c) Natural water content plus in elastic limit, to its plasticity index d) Liquid limit minus natural water content to the plasticity index. 7. The weight of a Pycnometer containing 400g sand and water full to the top is 2150gr. The weight of Pycnometer full of clean water is 1950g. if specific gravity of the soil is 2.5, the water content is a) 5% b) 10% c) 15% d) 20% A 10m thick layer of clay is under lained by a 4m thick layer of sand. The water table is at a depth of 4m from the ground level. The void ratio of clay is 0.65 and specific gravity is 2.67 water content above the saturated soil is 17% and void ratio of the sand is 0.567 and G= 2.65. Determine total and effective stress. A barrow pit soil has a dry density of 17KN/ . How many cubic meters of this soil will be required to construct an embankment of 100 volume with a dry density of 16KN/ a) 94 b) 106 c) 100 d) 90

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10. Data from a sieve analysis conducted on a given sample of soil showed that 67% of the particles passed through 75 . The and of the finer fraction was found to be 45% and 33% respectively. The group symbol is a) SC b) MI c) CH d) MH 11. In a shrinkage limit test a 9.6 cc container was filled with soil slurry. The weight of the saturated soil was 17.46 g. The slurry was then gradually dried first in atmosphere and then in an oven at a constant temperature of C. The weight and volume of the dried soil were 11.58 g and 5.22 cc respectively. Determine the shrinkage limit of the soil. 12. A saturated clay stratum draining both at the top and bottom undergoes 50% consolidation in 16 years under an applied load. If additional drainage layer were present at the middle of the clay stratum, 50% consolidation would occur in a) 2 years b) 4 years c) 8 years d) 16 years 13. A well of diameter 20 cm fully penetrates a confined aquifer. After a long period of


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pumping at rate of 2720 lit/min. The observations of draw down taken at 10 m and 100 m distances from the centre of the well are found to be 3m and 0.5m respectively. The transmissibility of the aquifer is a) 676 day b) 576 day c) 526 day d) 249 day At a reclamation site for which the soil strata is shown in Fig. a 3m thick layer of a full material is to be laid instaneous on the top surface. If the coefficient of volume compressibility for clay is 2.2 /KN, the consolidation settlement of the clay layer due to placing of fill material will be a) 69.5mm b) 139mm c) 228mm d) 278mm In the laboratory test on a clay sample of thickness 25mm drained at top only, 50% consolidation occurred in 11 minutes. Find the time required for the corresponding clay layer in the field 3m thick and drained at top and bottom, to undergo 70% consolidation. Assume In a constant head permeameter with cross section area of , when the flow was taking place under a hydraulic gradient of 0.5, the amount of water collected in 60 section is 600 cc. the permeability of the soil is a) 0.002 cm/s b) 0.02 cm/s c) 0.2 cm/s d) 2.0 cm/s In filling head permeability test the initial head of 1.0m dropped to 0.35m in 3 hours, the diameter of stand pipe 5mm. the soil specimen was 200mm long and 100mm diameter. The coefficient of permeability of the soil is a) 4.86 cm/sec b) 4.86 cm/sec c) 4.86 cm/sec d) 4.86 cm/sec Data from a sieve analysis conducted on a given sample of soil showed that 67% of the particles passed through 75 . The and of the finer fraction was found to be 45% and 33% respectively. The group symbol is a) SC b) MI c) CH d) MH A sand deposit has a porosity of 1/3 and its specific gravity is 2.5. the critical hydraulic gradient to cause sand boiling in the stratum will be a) 1.5 b) 1.25 c) 1.0 d) 0.75

MODULE: 43-46


20. In a 6m thick stratum of fine sand having submerged density of 11KN/ , quicksand condition occurred at a depth of 4.2m of excavation. What is the depth of lowering of groundwater table required for making an excavation 5m deep? Take density of water as 10KN/ . a) 3.85m b) 1.68m c) 1.1m d) 0.897m

21. The porosity of a certain soil sample was found to be 80% and its specific gravity was 2.7; the critical hydraulic gradient will be estimated as a) 0.34 b) 0.92 c) 1.0 d) 1.5


22. The total, neutral and effective vertical stresses(in t/ ) at a depth of 5m below the surface of a fully saturated soil deposit with a saturated density of 2 t/ ) would, respectively, be a) 5,5 and 10 b) 5,10 and 5 c) 10,5 and 10 d) 10,5 and 5


23. A uniform sand stratum 2.5m thick has specific gravity of 2.62 and a natural void ratio of 0.62. The hydraulic head required to cause quick sand condition in the sand stratum is a) 0.5m b) 1.5m c) 2.5m d) 3.5m


24. The figure below shows two flow lines for seepage across an interface between two soil media of different co-efficient of permeability. If entrance angle a1=30 , the exit angle a2 will be


(a) 7.50 (c) 66.59

(b) (d)

14.03 75.96


25. If during a permeability test on a soil sample with a falling head permeameter, equal time intervals are noted for drop of head from to and again from to . Then which one of the following relations would hold good? a) = b) = c) = d) ( )=( )


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