Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Civil Engineering (CE) MCQ

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Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 1

### State of equilibrium is fully developed in which of the following bearing capacity failures?

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In general shear failure, when the pressure approaches the value of qf, the state of equilibrium is reached initially in the soil around the soil and gradually spreads, ultimately the state of plastic equilibrium is fully developed throughout the soil above the failure surfaces.

Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 2

### Which of the following is not one of the characteristics of a local shear failure?

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In local shear stress there is no tilting of footing and therefore the failure is not sudden.

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Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 3

### Punching shear may occur in loose sand with density less than ___________

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Punching shear may occur in relatively loose sand with relative density less than 35 %.

Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 4

Which of the following is a characteristic of general shear failure?

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General shear failure

Occur in medium to dense soil and stiff clays and has the following properties:

a) A well – defined failure pattern

b) Sudden, catastrophic failure accompanied by tilting of foundation

c) Bulging of the ground surface adjacent to the foundation.

This occurs in soils that show brittle – type stress-strain behavior.

Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 5

Vesic observed _____________ types of bearing capacity failures.

Detailed Solution for Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 5

In 1963, Vesic observed three types of bearing capacity failures:
i) General shear failure
ii) Local shear failure
iii) Punching shear failure.

Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 6

When a footing fails due to insufficient bearing capacity, distinct failure patterns are developed depending upon _________

Detailed Solution for Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 6

Experimental investigations have indicated that when a footing fails due to insufficient bearing capacity, distinct failure patterns are developed, depending upon the type of failure mechanism.

Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 7

In general shear failure, continuous failure is developed between ______________

Detailed Solution for Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 7

In the case of general shear failure, continuous failure surface develops between the edges of the footing and the ground surface.

Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 8

Local shear failure may occur in:-

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Local shear failure: This type of failure is seen in relatively loose sand and soft clay.

Some characteristics of local shear failure are:

1. Failure is not sudden and there is no tilting of footing.

2. Failure surface does not reach the ground surface and slight bulging of soil around the footing is observed

3. Failure surface is not well defined

4. Failure is progressive

5. In the load-settlement curve, there is no well-defined peak

6. Failure is characterized by considerable settlement directly beneath the foundation

7. Significant compression of soil below the footing and partial development of plastic equilibrium is observed.

8. Well-defined wedge and slip surface only beneath the foundation.

Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 9

Local shear failure is associated with soils having _________

Detailed Solution for Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 9

Local shear failure occurs in soil having high compressibility and in sands having relative density lying between 35 and 70 percent.

Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 10

In local shear failure, the failure surface do not reach the ground surface because ____________

Detailed Solution for Test: Types of Bearing Capacity Failures - Question 10

In local shear failure there is a significant compression of the soil under the footing and only partial development of state of plastic equilibrium. Due to this reason, the failure surface does not reach the ground.

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