**32) Based on the following which theory or method, the method is given by Biot, especially for solving the problem of stress distribution. **

- a) Westergaard method
- b) Method of superposition
- c) Theory of elasticity
- d) All of the mentioned

Komal Bhandakkar Answered question January 5, 2021

**Answer: b) Method of superposition**

Explanation:

- In 1943, the method which is suggested by Biot was totally based on the method of superposition & is was proposed by Terzaghi.
- Statement of Terzaghi’s Principle is that whenever the stress is supposed to be applied to any porous type of material, then it is opposed by the fluid pressure filling the pores in that material.

Komal Bhandakkar Edited answer January 5, 2021