# Civil Engineering

## GATE 2013 Question Paper for Civil Engineering (CE)

GATE 2013 Question Paper for Civil Engineering (CE)

## Solved Problem on Foundation Engineering

A multistory building with a basement is to be constructed. The top 4 m consists of loose silt, below which dense sand layer is present up to a great depth. Ground water table is at the surface. The foundation consists of the basement slab of 6 m width which will rest on the top …

## Solved Problem on Soil Mechanics

Two different soil types (Soil 1 and Soil 2) are used as backfill behind a retaining wall as shown in the figure, where γt is total unit weight, and c’ and φ’ are effective cohesion and effective angle of shearing resistance

## Solved Problem on Soil Mechanics

The soil profile above the rock surface for a 25o infinite slope is shown in the figure, where su is the undrained shear strength and γt is total unit weight. The slip will occur at a depth of

## Solved Problem on Soil Mechanics

The soil profile below a lake with water level at elevation = 0 m and lake bottom at elevation = -10 m is shown in the figure, where k is the permeability coefficient. A piezometer (stand pipe) installed in the sand layer shows a reading of +10 m elevation.