Civil Engineering Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering Viva Questions - 1

Question: 1

Ultimate bearing capacity of soil is the

(A) maximum gross pressure at which soil fails in shear

(B) maximum net pressure at which soul fails in shear

(C) maximum pressure at which soil settles beyond the specified limit

(D) both a and c

Ans: A

maximum gross pressure at which soil fails in shear

Question: 2

A fully saturated soil is said to be

(A) one phase system

(B) two phase system with soil and water

(C) two phase system with soil and air

(D) three phase system

Ans: B

two phase system with soil and water

Question: 3

The hydrostatic pressure on the phreatic line within a dam section is

(A) equal to atmospheric pressure

(B) greater than atmospheric pressure

(C) less than atmospheric pressure

(D) none of these

Ans: A

equal to atmospheric pressure

Question: 4

Lime stabilization is very effective in treating

(A) silty soils

(B) plastic clayed soils

(C) sandy soils

(D) non plastic soils

Ans: B

plastic clayed soils

Question: 5

In engineering, soil is defined as

(A) natural aggregates of mineral grains loose or moderately cohesive, inorganic or organic in nature

(B) the top surface of the earth which is good for growth of plant

(C) a disintegrated rock

(D) all of the above

Ans: A

natural aggregates of mineral grains loose or moderately cohesive, inorganic or organic in nature

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