## Soil Mechanics and Foundation A cylindrical specimen of saturated soil failed under an axial vertical stress of 100kN/m2 when it was laterally unconfmed. The failure plane was inclined to the horizontal plane at an angle of 45°. The values of cohesion and angle of internal friction for the soil are respectively

0.5 N/mm² and 30°
0.05 N/mm² and 45°
0.05 N/mm² and 0°
0.2 N/mm² and 0°

## Soil Mechanics and Foundation The shear strength of a soil

Is inversely proportional to the angle of internal friction of the soil
Decreases with decrease in normal stress
Decreases with increase in normal stress
Is directly proportional to the angle of internal friction of the soil

negative
1
non-plastic (NP)
zero

## Soil Mechanics and Foundation If the water table rises upto ground surface, then the

total stress is increased due to decrease in pore water pressure but effective stress does not change
total stress is reduced due to increase in pore water pressure only but effective stress does not change
effective stress is reduced due to decrease in total stress only but pore water pressure does not change
effective stress is reduced due to increase in pore water pressure only but total stress does not change

## Soil Mechanics and Foundation Which one of the following clays behaves like a dense sand ?

normally consolidated clay
over-consolidated ciay with a high over-consolidation ratio
over-consolidated clay with a low over-consolidation ratio
under-consolidated clay

1.0 and 0.0
0.5 and 1.0
1.0 and 0.5
0.0 and 1.0