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
Komal Bhandakkar Answered question January 5, 2021
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.
Komal Bhandakkar Edited answer January 5, 2021