Bearing Capacity Failure of Soils – MCQ

Bearing Capacity Failure of Soils – MCQ

1. What do you understand by the term “Bearing Capacity of Soil”?

a) Capacity of soil to retain water.
b) Capacity of soil to support loads.
c) Compressibility of soil.
d) None of the above.

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b) Capacity of soil to support loads.

2. According to Vesic’s observations, how many types of bearing capacity failures are there?

a) 2(Two).
b) 4(Four).
c) 3(Three).
d) 5(Five).

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c) 3(Three).

3. In which condition general shear failure is normally seen?

a) Soils having high compressibility.
b) Soils having high moisture content.
c) Soils having low compressibility.
d) Soils having a low density.

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c) Soils having low compressibility.

4. Which one of the following is not a property of general shear failure?

a) Failure is accompanied by tilting of the footing.
b) Failure is sudden with pronounced peak resistance.
c) Ultimate bearing capacity is not well defined.
d) None of these

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c) Ultimate bearing capacity is not well defined.

5. Soils having high compressibility can induce,

a) General shear failure.
b) Local shear failure.
c) Uncertain failures.

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b) Local shear failure.

6. Local shear failure can also be expected in,

a) Soils having low compressibility.
b) Soils having moisture content between 35% to 70%.
c) Sand having relative density lying between 35% to 70%.
d) None of the above.

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c) Sand having relative density lying between 35% to 70%.

7. Which one of the following is a characteristic of local shear failure?

a ) Ultimate bearing capacity is well defined.
b ) Ultimate bearing capacity is not well defined.
c ) Failure is defined by small settlements.
d) Failure is sudden.

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b ) Ultimate bearing capacity is not well defined.

8. If the foundation is located at considerable depth, which of the following soil types can induce punching shear failures?

a) Soil having high moisture content.
b) Soil having low compressibility.
c) Soil having high compressibility.
d) Soil having low moisture content.

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b) Soil having low compressibility.

9. Punching shear failure may take place in the case of loose sand having a density __

a) Less than 35%.
b) Between 35% and 70%.
c) More than 70%.
d) None of the above.

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a) Less than 35%.

10. Which one of the following is a characteristic of punching shear failure?

a) The pattern of failure is clearly observed.
b) There is no bulging of soil around the footing.
c) Failure is defined by small settlements.
d) Ultimate bearing capacity is well defined.

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b) There is no bulging of soil around the footing.