Quiz: Civil Engineering
Each question carries 1 mark
Negative marking: 1/4 mark
Time: 10 Minutes
Q1. Why is super plasticizer added to concrete?
1. To reduce the quantity of mixing water.
2. To increase the consistency.
3. To reduce the quantity of cement.
4. To increase resistance to freezing and thawing.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 4
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 4 only
Q2. A clay layer of thickness 10 cm and initial void ratio 0.5 undergoes settlement that final void ratio is 0.2, the settlement of the layer in cm is:
Q3. What shall be the pressure intensity inside a soap bubble of radius 4 cm? (Surface tension of water is 0.0736 N/m):
(a) 7.36 N/m^2
(b) 1.84 N/m^2
(c) 3.68 N/m^2
(d) None of these
Q4. The type of rain-gauge commonly used in India for measuring rainfall is given by:
(a) weighing bucket type rain-gauge
(b) tipping bucket type rain-gauge
(c) floating type rain-gauge
(d) Simon’s rain-gauge
Q5. Calculate the value of shear stress (MPa) in the solid circular shaft of diameter 0.1 m which is subjected to the torque of 10 kN-m.
Q6. A water treatment plant treats 6000 m³ of water per day. If it consumes 20 kg chlorine per day, then the chlorine dosage would be
(a) 3.00 mg/l
(b) 3.75 mg/l
(c) 4.25 mg/l
(d) 3.33 mg/l
Q7. For points and crossings, maximum size of ballast is
(a) 50 mm
(b) 40 mm
(c) 25 mm
(d) none of these
Q8. If the radial acceleration of transition curve is 30cm/sec², radius is 200m and the velocity is 14m/sec. the length of the transition curve is
(a) 46.0 m
(b) 46.5 m
(c) 45.0 m
(d) 45.5 m
Q9. A single load of 100 kN rolls along a girder of 20 m simply supported span, the maximum bending moment is –
(a) 100 kNm
(b) 500 kNm
(c) 150 kNm
(d) 600 kNm
Q10. The pressure in Pascals at a depth of 1 m below the free surface of a body of water will be equal to
(a) 1 Pa
(b) 98.1 Pa
(c) 981 Pa
(d) 9810 Pa
Sol. Super-Plasticizer → These are the modified version of plasticizers. They reduce the quantity of mixing water and increase resistance to freezing and thawing. They increase consistency and workability of concrete. They permit lower water cement ratio, there by strength is increased.
Ex. Modified lignosulphonate, sulphonated melanin formaldehyde etc.
Sol. H=10 cm
Sol. Surface tension (σ)=0.0736 N/m
Pressure intensity inside soap bubble ⇒ 4σ/r
– Simon rain gauge is a non-recording type of rain gauge and commonly used in India.
– Natural syphon rain gauge is adopted in India. It similar to weighing bucket rain gauge. It is recording type of rain gauge.
– Tipping bucket type of rain gauge is used for measuring rain in remote areas. It is recording type of rain gauge means produce continuous plot of rainfall against time.
Sol. Shear stress in solid circular shaft
τ=16T/(πd^3 )=(16×10×10^3)/(π(0.1)^3 )
Sol. Quantity of water treated per day = 6000 m³
Quantity of chlorine consumed per day = 20 kg.
Chlorine dosage = (Consumed chlorine per day)/(Quantity of water treated per day)
= (20×10^6 mg.)/(6000× 10^3 l.)
= 3.33 mg/l.
|Type of Sleepers||Size of ballast|
|Wooden & cost Iron sleepers |
CST-9 & Through sleepers
Points & Crossing
|50 mm |
Sol. C = 30 cm/sec²
= 0.30 m/sec²
R = 200 m.
V = 14 m/sec.
Length of transition curve (L) = V^3/(C.R)
= 45.7 m.
= 46 m.
Sol. The maximum bending moment due to moving load on a simply supported beam occurs under the load and it will be maximum at mid span, hence
Maximum bending moment 〖(M〗_(max)) = wl/4.
Given W=100 kN ,l=20 m
Sol. Pressure (P) = ρ.gh
= 9810 Pa.