Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

# Seepage Analysis – Application of Flow Net

1 - Question

A flow net can be used for which of the following purpose?
a) Determination of seepage
b) Determination of seepage pressure
c) Determination of hydrostatic pressure
d) All of the mentioned
Explanation: A flow net can be utilized for determination of seepage, seepage pressure, hydrostatic pressure, and exit gradient.

2 - Question

The portion between two successive flow lines is known as ___________
a) Field channel
b) Flow channel
c) Open channel
d) All of the mentioned
Explanation: The portion between any two successive flow lines is called a flow channel and the portion enclosed between two successive equipotential lines and successive flow lines are known as field.

3 - Question

Who was the first to give a graphical method of flow net construction? a) Casagrande
b) Darcy
c) Forchheimer
d) Kozney
Explanation: The graphical method of flow net construction first given by Forchheimer in 1930, based on trial sketching.

4 - Question

The Darcy’s law governing the flow of water through is related to which of the following law?
a) Ohm’s law
b) Stokes law
d) None of the mentioned
Explanation: The electric models suggested by ohm, have the same geometric shape as the soil through which the water flows. And both Darcy and ohm’s law have corresponding analogous quantities.

5 - Question

The flow lines and equipotential lines are ____________
a) Parallel
b) Perpendicular
c) Elliptical
d) All of the mentioned
Explanation: The flow lines and equipotential lines always meet at right angles to one another.

6 - Question

The hydrostatic pressure in terms of piezometric head can be calculated from which of the following equation?
a) hW = h – Z
b) hW = h + Z
c) hW = u/γW
d) hW = h/z
Explanation: The equation hW=h – Z, can be used to plot pressure net representing lines of equal water pressure without the saturated soil mass since all the three quantities in the equation can be expressed a the percentage of total hydraulic head H.

7 - Question

The seepage medium can be replaced by ____________electric model having the same geometric shape.
a) Potential divider
b) Insulator
c) Electric conductor
d) Potentiometer
Explanation: The seepage medium is replaced by an electric conductor consisting of water with some salt or dilutes hydrochloric acid.

8 - Question

What will be the hydrostatic pressure if, hW = 30 % and Z = 10 %?
a) 30%
b) 10%
c) 40%
d) 50%
Explanation: Using the formula, hW = h -Z 30 = h -10 h=30+10 = 40 Hydrostatic pressure, h=40 %.

9 - Question

In homogeneous soil, every transition in the shape of curves drawn in flow net must be ____________
a) Smooth
b) Sharp
c) Rough
d) All of the mentioned
Explanation: According to practical suggestion given by A.Casagrande, every transition in the shape of curve is smooth, being either elliptical or parabolic in shape.

10 - Question

The exit gradient can be expressed by which of the following expression?
a) ie = Δ h/i
b) ie = Δ h.i
c) ie = l/h
d) ie = h/i