# A soil mass has coefficients of horizontal and vertical permeability as 9x10 7cm/s and 4x10-7cm/s, respectively.The transformed coefficient of permeability of an equivalent isotropic soil mass is

1.  9 x 10-7cm/s

2.  4 x 10-7cm/s

3.  13 x 10-7cm/s

4.  6 x 10-7cm/s

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6 x 10-7cm/s

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# In a compaction test, as the compaction effort is increased, the optimum moisture content

1.  decreases

2.  remains same

3.  increases

4.  increases first there after decreases

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decreases

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# The slope of the e-log p curve for a soil mass gives

1.  coefficient of permeability, k

2.  coefficient of consolidation Cv

3.  compression index, Cc

4.  coefficient of volume compressibility,mv

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coefficient of consolidation Cv

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# Sand and drains are used to

1.  reduce the settlement

2.  accelerate the consolidation

3.  increase the permeability

4.  transfer the load

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reduce the settlement

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# Coulomb's theory of earth pressure is based on

1.  the theory of elasticity

2.  the theory of plasticity

3.  empirical rules

4.  wedge theory

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wedge theory

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# The depth of tension crack in a soft clay(φu= 0) is

1.  4Cu/γ

2.  2Cu/γ

3.  Cu/γ

4.  Cu/2γ

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2Cu/γ

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# Vane tester is normally used for determining in situ shear strength of

1.  soflt clays

2.  sand

3.  stiff clays

4.  gravel

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soflt clays

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# The unit for coefficient of subgrade modulus is

1.  kN/m3

2.  ku/m2

3.  ku/m2

4.  ku/m

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kN/m3

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# The ratio of unconfined compressive strength of an undisturbed sample of soil to that of aremoulded sample, at the same water content, is known as

1.  activity

2.  damping

3.  plasticity

4.  sensitivity

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sensitivity

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# Well foundation are commonly used as foundation for the following structures

1.  Water tanks

2.  Bridges

3.  Buildings

4.  Reciprocating machines

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