43) Due to which factor, the maximum density of soil at full saturation is attained.
- a) Bulking of sand
- b) Hydrostatic pressure
- c) Lubrication action
- d) None of the mentioned
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Answer: b) Hydrostatic pressure
- The attainment of maximum density at full saturation is because of reducing effective pressure between soil particles by hydrostatic pressure.
- The pressure mostly exerted by a fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid is due to gravity.
- Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to the depth measured from the surface since the increasing weight of fluid exerting downward force from the above.
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