Foundation Engineering – MCQ

Foundation Engineering - MCQ

Foundation Engineering – MCQ

1. Which of the following is not the objectives of a foundation?

a) To increase the stability of the structure.
b) To increase the possibility of sliding of the structure.
c) To increase the stability against overturning.
d) All of these.

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b) To increase the possibility of sliding of the structure.

2. A foundation is to be called shallow when

a) Depth > width
b) Depth < Width
c) Depth ≤ Width
d) Depth ≥ Width

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c) Depth ≤ Width.

A foundation is to be called shallow when depth ≤ width.

3. Which of the following methods is the most advance method for soil exploration

a) Test pits
b) Probing
c) Auger boring
d) Geophysical method

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d) Geophysical method.

4. In case of a wash boring method, a casing tube is driven into the ground with the help of a _____

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Water Jet.

In case of a wash boring method, a casing tube is driven into the ground with the help of a water jet.

5. Which of the following statement is correct?

a) The super-structure transmits the load of sub-structure to the underground soil.
b) The sub-structure transmits the load of super-structure to the underground soil.
c) Super-structure directly transmits all loads to the underground soil.
d)None of these.

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b) The sub-structure transmits the load of super-structure to the underground soil.

6. In case of a wash boring method, the driven casing pipe diameter is around __

a) 1 cm to 5 cm
b) 10 cm to 15 cm
c) 20 cm to 25 cm
d) 30 cm to 35 cm

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b) 10 cm to 15 cm.

7. If the water table is lying near or above the bearing surface 0of the soil, then the allowable bearing capacity of sandy soils and for gravel should be reduced by

a) 25 %
b) 50 %
c) 75 %
d) 90 %

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b) 50 %

8. Which types of piles are generally used for protecting structures from ships and floating object?

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Fender piles.

9. What type of foundation is used when the soil near the ground surface is weak?

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