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CE LICENSURE EXAMINATION (HYDRAULICS)

SOIL MECHANICS
PERMEABILITY
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1.

A sand layer having the cross-sectional area as shown in the figure has been determined
to exist for a 350 m length of the levee. The coefficient of permeability of the sand layer
is 3.5 m/day. Which of the following most nearly gives the flow of water into the ditch in
L/min? (M99 H 17)

a.
b.

75.62
63.73

c.
d.

82.36
91.35

2.

What is the pore water pressure, in kPa, at this plane? (M03 H 23)
a.
33.13
c.
15.48
b.
24.53
d.
41.82

3.

What is the effective vertical stress, in kPa, in plane A? (M03 H 24)


a.
72.12
c.
66.83
b.
54.63
d.
87.96

Situation:

4.

A dense silt layer has the following properties: void ratio = 0.40, effective
diameter d10 = 10 m, capillary constant C = 0.20 cm2. Free ground water level is
8.0 m below the ground surface.

Find the height of capillary rise in the silt. Capillary rise is given as: (M03 H 25)

h
a.
b.

5m
2m

C
e d10
c.
d.

3m
7m

CE LICENSURE EXAMINATION (HYDRAULICS)


SOIL MECHANICS
5.

Find the vertical effective stress, in kPa, at 5 m depth. Assume saturated unit weight =
26.5 kN/m3 and that the soil above the capillary action rise and ground surface is partially
saturated at 50%. (M03 H 26)
a.
176
c.
158
b.
234
d.
134

6.

Find the vertical effective stress, in kPa, at 10 m depth. Assume saturated unit weight =
26.5 kN/m3 and that the soil above the capillary action rise and ground surface is partially
saturated at 50%. (M03 H 27)
a.
106
c.
194
b.
378
d.
241