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## PE Civil Exam 40-Mix Questions & Answers (pdf Format)

For Breath Exam (Morning Session) Set #-2

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Breadth Exam (morning session): This practice exam contains 40 mixed
questions and answers, each set being from all five areas of civil
engineering:

Table Contents:

Page

1.

Construction-8 Q&A

2.

Geotechnical-8 Q&A

11

3.

Structural-8 Q&A

19

4.

Transportation-8 Q&A

27

5.

34

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I.

Construction

1.

## PROBLEM (Earth work)

An embankment cross section is shown in the Figure, the soil in the embankment has to be
compacted, and the soil dry unit weight is106 lb/ft3, moisture content is12.5%. The borrowed
soil will be brought in a 10 cubic yard truck at haul with a void ratio of 0.7 and a moisture
content of 10%. The borrowed site soil has a void ratio of 1.0 & specific gravities, Gs=2.67.
What will be the number of haul truck loads for 100 ft length of embankment construction?
a.
b.
c.
d.

## 314 numbers of trucks

414 numbers of trucks
360 numbers of trucks
276 numbers of trucks

1. Solution:
Vol. of Embankment per 100 ft length= {(24+74)/2} x 16 x 100=78400 ft 3
Moist unit weight of truck =(1+w)Gs w /(1+e)=2.67x62.4(1+0.1)/(1+.70)=107.80 lb/ft 3
The dry unit weight of truck d = /(1+w)=107.8)/(1+.1)=98.0 lb/ft 3
Weight of dry soil per truck= 10 x 27 x 98=26460 lb
Dry weight of Embankment compacted soil= 78400 x 106=8310400 lb
Number of truck= 8310400/26460=314 number of trucks
Correct Solution is (a)

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II.

Geotechnical

9.

## PROBLEM (Soil Classification)

A soil sample has been given in the following value. What is the AASHTO soil classification?
Sieve
No-10
No- 4
No-200
L.L
PI
a.
b.
c.
d.

9.

Passing
100%
80%
37%
44
12

A-7-6
A-7-5
A-7
A-4

Solution:
Soil passing #200 sieves is 37% which is greater than 35%; therefore it is a silty clay soil. So it
falls under A-7 on AASHTO classification chart.
Also, PI=12<(LL-30=14), Therefore, it is A-7-5.
Correct Solution is (b)

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III.

STRUCTURAL

19.

## PROBLEM (Member Design)

A simply supported beam is shown in the Figure. Determine the ultimate bending moment.

a.
b.
c.
d.
19.

67.00 Kip-ft
145.00 Kip-ft
221.00 Kip-ft
171.00 Kip-ft

Solution:
L=30 ft
WLL=200 #/ft
WDL=300 #/ft
Considering, DL factor=1.4 and LL factor=1.7
WuDL= 1.4 x 300=420.00 #/ft
WuLL= 1.7 x 200 =340.00 #/ft
Moment for triangular live Load, ML=0.0642 WuLL L2
Mu= WuDLL2/8 + 0.0642 WuLL L2= 47250.00+19645.20= 66895.20#-ft = 66.90Kip-ft
Correct Solution is (a)

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IV.

TRANSPORTATION

25.

## PROBLEM (Horizontal Curve)

A Horizontal curve has an interior angle of = 40o shown in the Figure. What is the Length of
Curve, Where, R=800 ft?

a.
b.
c.
d.
25.

360 ft
800 ft
548 ft
558 ft

Solution:
= 40o
R=800 ft , D=2R
Length of Arc, L= D/360=40 x 3.14 x 2 x 800 /360= 558.22 ft
Correct Solution is (d)

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V.

40.

## PROBLEM (Wastewater Collection)

Estimate the wastewater flow of a community has a population of 15,000.
a.
b.
c.
d.

40.

1.5 MGD
3.6 MGD
4.5 MGD
2.2 MGD

Solution:
P=15,000, water use q=100 gal per capita/day, Peak hourly factor=3
Peak hourly flow,
Q=15000 x 100 x 3=4.5 MGD
Correct Solution is (c)

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