# Dams Stability Analysis MCQ Questions & Answers

Dams Stability Analysis MCQs : This section focuses on the "Dams Stability Analysis". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Dams Stability Analysis skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.

Question 1

Molitor's formula can be used for calculation of ___________

A. Freeboard
B. Toe width
C. Wave height
D. Base drop

Question 2

If the minimum stress developed is negative, then the nature of stress is ___________

A. Shearing
B. Tensile
C. Bending
D. Compressive

Question 3

To ensure economy in dam sections, the ______ should be minimum.

A. Base width
B. Top width
C. Spillway length
D. Toe of the wall

Question 4

The upstream slope recommended for sand and gravel with RCC core wall is __________

A. 01:02
B. 03:01
C. 2.5:1
D. 1.5:1

Question 5

Determine the eccentricity of the dam section, if the base width of the dam be 6m. Take Z = 5.5m.

A. 2.5
B. 1.5
C. 3.5
D. 4.5

Question 6

If the maximum stress is positive, then the nature of stress is ____

A. Tensile
B. Shearing
C. Compressive
D. Bending

Question 7

_____________ sections allow the surplus discharge to flow in dams.

A. Mulching
B. Over reinforced
C. Breaching
D. Balanced

Question 8

____________ creates concentrated seepage in dams section.

A. Longitudinal cracks
B. Transverse cracks
C. Construction cracks
D. Contraction cracks

Question 9

Molitor’s formula can be used for calculation of ___________

A. Freeboard
B. Toe width
C. Wave height
D. Base drop

Question 10

Calculate the maximum stress at the base section is the self weight is 4400 kN. The top and bottom width of them are 3 and 8 m respectively. Take (e) = 2.97.

A. 1658.15 kN/m2
B. 1775.12 kN/m2
C. 1897.45 kN/m2
D. 2336.67 kN/m2

Question 11

Calculate the minimum stress developed at the heel of the dam, if the self weight of the dam is 924 kN and the base with is 6 metres [Take e = 0.0945m].

A. 145 kN/m2
B. 139 kN/m2
C. 167 kN/m2
D. 183 kN/m2

Question 12

The structures constructed along are distributaries are called as _______

A. Inlets
B. Outlets
C. Distributaries
D. Channels

Question 13

The height of the dam = free board + ___________

A. FTL
B. MWL
C. FRL
D. HFL

Question 14

The side slopes depend on ____________ conditions of a proposed dam.

A. Toe width
B. Height of foundation
C. Character of material
D. Free board allowance

Question 15

Field channels are also known as ______

A. Branch canals
B. Slope channels
C. Water courses
D. Contour canals