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GATE CE 2015 Set 2

Numerical

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A 588 $$cm^3$$ volume of moist sand weighs 1010 gm. Its dry weight is 918 gm and specific gravity
of solids, G is 2.67. Assuming density of water as 1 gm/$$cm^3$$, the void ratio is __________.

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GATE CE 2007

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

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The water content of a saturated soil and the specific gravity of soil solids were
found to be 30% and 2.70, respectively. Assuming the unit weight of water to be
10 $$kN /m^3$$, the saturated unit weight ($$kN /m^3$$), and the void ratio of the soil are

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GATE CE 1991

Fill in the Blanks

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For sand of uniform spherical particles, the void ratio in the loosest and the densest states are ________ and ________ respectively.

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GATE CE 1991

Numerical

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A saturated sand sample has dry unit weight of 18 $$kN/m^3$$ and a specific gravity of 2.65. If $$\gamma_w$$ = 10 $$kN/m^3$$, the water content of the soil is _____%.

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Questions Asked from Definitions and Properties of Soils (Marks 2)

Number in Brackets after Paper Indicates No. of Questions

GATE CE Subjects

Construction Material and Management

Geomatics Engineering Or Surveying

Engineering Mechanics

Hydrology

Transportation Engineering

Strength of Materials Or Solid Mechanics

Reinforced Cement Concrete

Steel Structures

Environmental Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Structural Analysis

Geotechnical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines

General Aptitude