Thursday, December 1, 2016


1. The percent voids in mineral aggregate (VMA) and percent air voids (Vv) in a compacted cylindrical bituminous mix specimen are 15 and 4.5respectively. The percent voids filled with bitumen (VFB) for this specimen is:
(A) 24
(B) 30
(C) 54
(D) 70

2. The foundation slab is subjected to vertical downward stresses equal to net safe bearing capacity derived in the above question. Using influence factor If = 2.0, and neglecting embedment depth and rigidity corrections, the immediate settlement of the dense sand layer will be:
(A) 58 mm
(B) 111 mm
(C) 126 mm
(D) 179 mm

3. Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below: Primeval
(A) Modern
(B) Historic
(C) Primitive

(D) Antique

4. For subcritical flow in an open channel, the control section for gradually varied flow profiles is
(A) at the downstream end
(B) at the upstream end
(C) at both upstream and downstream ends
(D) at any intermediate section

5. The ‘plane section remains plane’ assumption in bending theory implies:
(A) strain profile is linear
(B) stress profile is linear
(C) both strain and stress profiles are linear
(D)shear deformations are neglected

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