Soil Mechanics Interview Questions & Answers

  1. Question 1. What Is Meant By Elastic Limit?

    Answer :

    The maximum extent to which a solid may be stretched without permanent alteration of size or shape.

  2. Question 2. State The Applications Of Modulus Of Elasticity?

    Answer :

    Modulus of elasticity is related to the flexibility of the material. The value of modulus of elasticity is pretty important in case of deflection of different materials used in building construction.

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  4. Question 3. What Is Meant By Poisson Ratio?

    Answer :

    Poisson’s ratio, named after Siméon Poisson, is the negative ratio of transverse to axial strain. When a material is compressed in one direction, it usually tends to expand in the other two directions perpendicular or parallel to the direction of flow.

  5. Question 4. What Is Punching Shear?

    Answer :

    Punching shear is a type of failure of reinforced concrete slabs subjected to high localized forces. In flat slab structures this occurs at column support points.

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  7. Question 5. The Standard Sand Now A Day’s Used In India Is Obtained From?

    Answer :

    Ennore (madras)

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  9. Question 6. What Is Soil Analysis?

    Answer :

    Soil analysis is the testing of soil to determine the nutritional and elemental composition of soil. It is generally tested for knowing the contents of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.

  10. Question 7. What Is The Difference Between Sill Beam, Tie Beam And Plinth Beam?

    Answer :

    1. Sill beam: – flexural member
    2. Tie beam: – fully compression member
    3. Plinth beam: – loading from bottom (soil mass) is UDL so
    4. Main reinforcement is in top of beam.
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  12. Question 8. The Foundation In Which A Cantilever Beam Is Provided To Join Two Footings, Is Known As?

    Answer :

    Strap footing

  13. Question 9. The Foundations Are Placed Below Ground Level, To Increase?

    Answer :

    • Strength
    • Work ability
    • Stability of structure
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  15. Question 10. What Are The Causes Of Failure Or The Error Made In The Design Of The Failed Wall Is?

    Answer :

    The main reason of failure of a wall is overturning.

  16. Question 11. What Is The Difference Between Grade Beam And Plinth Beam?

    Answer :

    Plinth beam is a part of a structure can transfer loads to the adjacent columns, grade beam is a type of foundation system used to distribute the weight of a building over unstable soil. The grade beam may sit directly on the loose soil.

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