Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Civil Engineering (CE) MCQ

# Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Civil Engineering (CE) MCQ

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Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 1

### Terzaghi’s bearing capacity equation is not applicable for ____________

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 1

Terzaghi assumed the value of angle ψ = φ, which is not true. Since footings are normally rough, ψ has been found close to 45° + φ/2 than to φ, thus Terzaghi’s bearing capacity equations do not have provision for including depth effects, inclination factors, etc.

Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 2

### Local shear failure generally occurs in ___________

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 2

Local shear failure generally occurs in loose sand while general shear failure occurs in dense sand.

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Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 3

### According to the assumptions in Terzaghi’s analysis, the soil is _______________

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 3

In Terzaghi’s analysis the soil is homogeneous and isotropic and its shear strength is represented by Coulomb’s equation.

Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 4

Which of the following is a limitation, of assumption in Terzaghi’s analysis?

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 4

As the soil compress, φ changes; slight downward movement of footing may not develop fully the plastic planes.

Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 5

The parameters Nc, Nq, Nγ in the equations of bearing capacity failure are known as _________

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 5

The parameters Nc, Nq, Nγ are the dimensionless numbers, known as bearing capacity factors depending only on the angle of shearing resistance of the soil.

Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 6

The concept of analysis of bearing capacity failure was first developed by ___________

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 6

The concept of failure analysis was first developed by Prandtl, and later extended by Terzaghi, Meyerhof and others.

Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 7

An analysis of the condition of complete bearing capacity failure is usually termed as ___________

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 7

An analysis of the condition of complete bearing capacity failure is termed as a general shear failure, can be made by assuming that the soil behaves like an ideally plastic failure.

Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 8

For purely cohesive soil, the bearing capacity is given by which of the following equation?

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 8

For purely cohesive soil the bearing capacity is
qf = c Nc + σ̅ Nq = 5.7 c + σ̅
Where σ̅ = γ D if the water table is below the base of the footing.

Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 9

For purely cohesive soil, local shear failure may be assumed to occur when the soil is ___________

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 9

For purely cohesive soil, local shear failure may be assumed to occur when the soil is soft to medium, with an unconfined compressive strength qu ≤ 100 kN/m2.

Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 10

Which of the following are original Terzaghi values for Nγ?

Detailed Solution for Test: Terzaghi's Theory of Bearing Capacity - Question 10

The values of Nγ for φ of 34° and 48° are the original Terzaghi values which were used by Bowles to back compute Kpγ.

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