Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Q: The shear strength in plastic undrained clay, is due to

(a) :  inter-granular friction
(b) :  internal friction
(c) :  cohesion
(d) :  all the above.
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  cohesion
Explanation:  

Q: Buoyant unit weight equals the saturated density

(a) :  multiplied by unit weight of water
(b) :  divided by unit weight of water
(c) :  plus unit weight of water
(d) :  minus unit weight of water.
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  minus unit weight of water.
Explanation:  

Q: Drift' is the material picked up, mixed, disintegrated, transported and redeposited by

(a) :  wind
(b) :  gravitational force
(c) :  glaciated water
(d) :  all the above.
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  glaciated water
Explanation:  

Q: Degree of saturation of a natural soil deposit having water content 15%, specific gravity 2.50 and void ratio 0.5, is

(a) :  0.5
(b) :  0.6
(c) :  0.65
(d) :  0.7
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  0.65
Explanation:  

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