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CIVIL ENGINEERING LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS

NOVEMBER 2015

Problem 1:

The term applied to fine fractions of the soil having a plasticity

with the open end down, into a tank of water until the open end

index of 11 or more.

is submerged to a depth of 1.0 m. Assume absolute atmospheric

A.
B.

Silty
Clayey

C. Peat
D. Sandy

pressure is 101.5 kPa. Neglecting vapor pressure, how far will the
water level in the tube be below the level in the tank?
A.
B.

Problem 2:

0.787 m
0.526 m

C. 0.348 m
D. 0.896 m

than zero.
A.
B.

Liquid
Plastic

Problem 10:
C. Brittle Soil
D. Dense

The pressure on a closed tank reads 58.86 kPa. What is the

equivalent height in terms of Mercury having a sp.gr of 13.6?
A.
B.

Problem 3:

0.78 m
0.526 m

C. 0.348 m
D. 0.896 m

than one?
A.
B.

Brittle solid
Liquid

Problem 11:
C. Dense
D. Plastic

What is the characteristic of soil when it has a liquidity index of

greater than one?
Dense
Plastic

is the trace, supported by a structural frame hinged at C. The

length of the gate is 10m. Compute the location of the resultant

Problem 4:

A.
B.

C. Brittle solid
D. Liquid

force horizontally from C. SEE H-11

A.
B.

5.22 m
8.61 m

C. 6.25 m
D. 9.30 m

Problem 12:
A ship of 7064 sq. m horizontal cross-sectional area at the water

Problem 5:

The following values were tabulated from a graph using USCS

method of soil classification. D10 = 0.425. D25 = 0.90, D60 =
1.y7, D30 = 0.96, D75 = 2.6. What is the value of the sorting
coefficient?
A.
B.

1.2
1.7

C. 0.42
D. 0.8

A trapezoidal masonry dam with a vertical upstream face is 6m

high, 0.6m at the top and 3m wide of the bottom. Wt. of concrete
is 23.5 KN/m3. Compute the factor of safety against sliding if the
coefficient of friction on the base is equal to 0.80. Consider the
hydrostatic uplift.
1.13
2.05

C. 2.80
D. 3.53

Problem 7:
from a small diam. as shown. The center of the door is 4.5m
below the dams water level. Assuming the unit of water is 9.79
KN/m3. Compute the location of the center of pressure from the
centroid of the door. SEE H-7
5.6 mm
9.2 mm

A.
B.

60.633 cu. m
86.124 cu. m

C. 8.7 mm
D. 7.5 mm

A wooden stick 3.2 cm sq and 3.6 m long is to be used for a

velocity float which is to stand vertically in the water. Wood
weighs 500 kg/m3 and for lead 11.380 kg/m3. How many square
centimeters of sheet lead 0.08 cm thick must be tucked on the
sides of this stick so that only 10cm will project above the water
surface.
A.
B.

2153 sq. cm
2214 sq. cm

A triangle having a base of 1.20 m and altitude of 1.8m wholly

immersed in water. Its base of being in the surface and its plane
vertical. If the triangle will be divided by a horizontal line through
its center of pressure, find the ratio between the pressures on the

A rectangular scow 9m wide 15m long and 3.6m high has a draft
in seawater of 2.4m its center of gravity is 2.7m above the
bottom of the scow. Determine the initial metacentric height.
A.
B.

4.07 m
2.81 m

C. 4.25 m
D. 3.94 m

Problem 15:
water. How much water is spilled out when the tank is
accelerated horizontally at 2.45m/s2 in a direction with its
longest side?
A.
B.

2 cu. m
3 cu. m

1
2

C. 1850 sq. cm
D. 2097 sq. cm

Problem 8:

A.
B.

C. 73.209 cu. m
D. 79.458 cu. m

Problem 14:

A.
B.

Problem 13:

Problem 6:

A.
B.

C. 3
D. 2.7

Problem 9:
Problem 16:

C. 6 cu. m
D. 4 cu. m

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N/m ?
3

A.
B.

12457 N/m
14355 N/m2
2

C. 10247 N/m
D. 16452 N/m2
2

A.
B.

3.25 stokes
4.29 stokes

C. 2.54 stokes
D. 5.18 stokes

Problem 24:
Problem 17:

ends. If placed in a horizontal position. How fast must it be

rotated about a vertical axis 30cm from an end, to produce a

A.
B.

19.6 slugs/s
25.3 slugs/s

C. 29.7 slugs/s
D. 33.1 slugs/s

maximum pressure of 70 kg/cm3?

A.
B.

1850 rpm
1646 rpm

C. 1324 rpm
D. 1509 rpm

Problem 25:
Carbon tetrachloride having a sp. gr of 0.92 flows through a
200mm diameter pipe at a velocity of 2m/s. Compute the mass

Problem 18:

Water is being pump from reservoir A to reservoir B as shown.

The total length of pipe is 1090m and a diameter of 600mm. the
rate of flow in the system is 0.65 m 3/s. Compute the head added
by the pump. SEE H-18
A.
B.

19.47
17.07

C. 21.61
D. 20.53

A.
B.

57.81 kg/s
51.83 kg/s

C. 55.77 kg/s
D. 54.10 kg/s

Problems 26:
SAEO oil = 869 kg/m3 flows through a cast iron pipe at a
velocity of 1.0m/s. The pipe is 45m long and has a diam. of
150mm. Absolute viscosity = 0.814 Pa*s Compute the

Problem 19:

Reynolds number.

The nozzle which furnished the water to a certain hydraulic

turbine 275 mm in diam. and has coefficients of velocity and

A.
B.

1678
1822

C. 1601
D. 1753

discharged of 0.975 and 0.96 respectively. The nozzle supplied

from a 60cm pipe in which the water approached the nozzle with
a total head of 330m. Compute the energy per second delivered
13,865 kN.m/sec
14,612 kN.m/sec

The water system in a suburban area consist of an old 20cm.

pipe line 750m. long which conveys

by the jet to the turbine.

A.
B.

Probem 27:

C. 15,694 kN.m/sec
D. 12,990 kN.m/sec

reservoir whose water surface is 105m higher than the pump.

Water is pumped at the rate of 0.70 liter/sec. Neglecting minor
losses. Determine the head added by the pump using the 20cm.

Problem 20:

If 140 liters/sec flows through the system shown. Compute the

head loss between 2 and 3. SEE H-20
A.
B.

9.14 m
20.65 m

C. 16.42 m
D. 11.80 m

A.
B.

145.18 m
127.36 m

C. 152.09 m
D. 136.58 m

Problem 28:
A square concrete conduit having a side of 0.788 m carries water

Problem 21:

m3/sec from point A to B, with B lower than A. A gate valve is

connected at a point C near point B. The elevation of B = 100.

A.
B.

2.7 m
1.8 m

C. 5.5 m
D. 3.2 m

Compute the length of pipe A to B if f = 0.020. SEE H-21

A.
B.

155.02 m
165.51 m

C. 159.37 m
D. 162.19 m

Problem 29:
A horizontal 600mm pipeline carries oil of sp. gr of 0.825
flowing at a rate of 0.904 m3/sec. Each of the four pumps

Problem 22:

required along the line is the same that is the pressure on the

Installed is a Venturi meter on a pipe 250 mm in diameter in

suction side and on the discharged side will be 60 kPa and 400

head is 6m of water. To ensure that the pressure head at the

for each 100m length of pipe. How far apart may the pumps be

throat does not become negative. If the weight of water passing

placed?

through the meter in 2 min was 13800 kg. Compute the meter
coefficient.
A.
B.

124 mm
120 mm

Problem 23:

A.
B.

2841.87 m
2595.44 m

C. 139 mm
D. 133 mm

Problem 30:

C. 2724.62 m
D. 2682.31 m

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they have equal values of friction factor f. compute the

following using the tabulated data shown. SEE H-30
Pipeline

Length

Diameter

600m

150m

480m

200m

750m

100m

153 liters/sec
147 liters/sec

0.617m
0.888m

C. 0.702m
D. 0.945m

Problems 36:
An orifice at the side of the tank is located 1 meter above the
bottom of the tank, which is resting on the ground. The jet of
water strikes a distance of 2.75 m horizontally away from the

Compute the rate of flow of pipeline A in lit/sec.

A.
B.

A.
B.

C. 162 liters/sec
D. 170 liters/sec

orifice with Cv = 0.98. The height of the tank is 4m and it is filled

with water 2m depth and on top of it is another liquid having a
depth of 1 meter. Determine the specific gravity of the liquid. SEE
H-36

Problem 31:
The figure shows a looping pipe system. Pressure hands at points

A.
B.

0.98
0.69

C. 0.72
D. 0.44

A and E are 70m and 46 m respectively. Assume C=120 for all

pipes. Compute the flow rate of water through B. SEE H-31
A.
B.

0.352 m3/s
0.103 m3/s

C. 0.504 m3/s
D. 0.223 m3/s

Problem 37:
A circular vessel 2m in diameter and 3 m high is one-third filled
with liquid A having a sp. gr of 1.0 one-third filled with liquid B
having sp. gr of 2 and the remaining one-third filled with liquid C

Problems 32:

reservoir A is 300m and that of B is 285m. The rate of flow from

reservoir A is 1.4m3/s
Pipes

Diam

Length

Friction factor f

800mm

1500m

0.0157

600mm

450m

0.0162

450mm

1200m

0.0177

Compute the rate of flow in reservoir C

A.
B.

0.457 m3/s
0.665 m3/s

C. 0.741 m3/s
D. 0.975 m3/s

A.
B.

77.98 sec
24.62 sec

C. 65.54 sec
D. 50.75 sec

Problem 38:
Determine the discharge of the weir haing a head of 0.30m in
liters/sec. If a trapezoidal weir with aides inclined 14.04 with the
vertical and a length of crest of 2m.
A.
B.

611 liters/sec
358 liters/sec

C. 495 liters/sec
D. 530 liters/sec

Problem 39:
A channel is carrying 300 liters/sec of water. Assuming 0.002 m

Problem 33:
Water from a reservoir flowing through a non-rigid 600mm diam.
pipe with a velocity of 2.5 m/s is completely stopped by a closure
of a valve situated 1050m from the reservoir. Assume that the
pressure increases at a uniform rate and that there is no
damping of the pressure wave. The pipe has a thickness of 18mm
Bulk modulus of steel water is 2060 MPa and modulus of
eslasticity of steel is 200000 MPa. Compute the velocity of sound
in water.
A.
B.

1063.12 m/s
1238.35 m/s

C. 1195.41 m/s
D. 1340.27 m/s

Problem 34:
A sharp egde orifice 75mm in diameter lies in a horizontal plane,
the jet being directed upward. If the jet rises to a height of 8m
and the coefficient of velocity is 0.98. Determine the head under
which the orifice is discharging neglecting air resistance.
A.
B.

6.46 m
11.97 m

C. 8.33 m
D. 12.85 m

error is made in measuring the head. Determine the percentage

error in the discharge if a 90 triangular weir is used.
A.
B.

0.776%
0.933%

C. 0.805%
D. 0.642%

Problem 40:
The flow of water from a reservoir passes through a 12 m long
spillway. It takes 30minutes to lower the water surface from the
elevation 82 cm to elevation 81 cm with crest elevation at 80 m.
Compute the area of the reservoir.
A.
B.

67847 m2
71630 m2

C. 60251 m2
D. 75396 m2

Problem 41:
A rectangular channel 5.4m wide and 1.2m deep has a slope of 1
in 1000 and is lined with good rublble masonry (n=0,017). It is
desired to increase the channel slope with a favorable section.
The dimension of the section maybe changed but the channel
must contain the same amount of lining as the old. Using Kutters

Problem 35:
Two closed compartments A and B are connected by an orifice
having a diam. of 140mm at its sides. At compartment A, it
contains water at a depth of 3m above the orifice and a pressure
on top of it equal to 50 kPa. On the other compartment, it
contains water at a depth of 2m above the orifice and a pressure

channel.
A.
B.

57.19
30.28

Problem 42:

C. 65.11
D. 47.53

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A rectangular channel cut in firm clay is 10m. wide and the depth

moving at 4 m/s in the same direction as that of the jet. Find the

to prevent erosion is expressed as V = 0.35gd Compute the

maximum discharge of the channel to avoid erosion.
A.
B.

19.45 m3/s
21.19 m3/s

C. 15.84 m3/s
D. 26.46 m3/s

A.
B.

7068 N.m/sec
6524 N.m/sec

C. 8265 N.m/sec
D. 9915 N.m/sec

Problem 50:
A vertical jet of water supports a load of 200 N at a constant
vertical height of 12 m from the tip of the nozzle. The diameter of

Problem 43:

the jet is 25 mm . Find the velocity of the jet at the nozzle tip.

A rectangular channel carries a flow of 20 m3/s at a velocity of

5m/s. For a best hydraulic section, compute the slope of the

A.
B.

27.41 m/s
21.16 m/s

C. 23.28 m/s
D. 25.47 m/s

channel if n = 0.013.
A.
B.

0.0054
0.0075

C. 0.0067
D. 0.0043

Problem 51-53:
A saturated clay layer has a thickness of 6m with water content
of 24.2% with sp. gr of 2.70

Problem 44:
A trapezoidal canal with a bottom width of 1.5 m and with side
slopes of 2 horizontal to 1 vertical ha a velocity of 1.2m/s. If the
depth of flow is 2.4m. and has a slope of channel bed of
0.000212. compute the roughness coefficient of the canal.
A.
B.

0.053
0.014

C. 0.086
D. 0.024

A.
B.

15.36 kN/m3
19.92 kN/m3

C. 23.45 kN/m3
D. 10.47 kN/m3

A.
B.

112.12 kPa
130.57 kPa

C. 126.38 kPa
D. 119.52 kPa

53. Compute the effective stress at the bottom

Problem 45:
A trapezoidal flume of most efficient proportion has a base of
1.5m. Its full discharge is 3 m3/s. if the same materials is used
for a most efficient rectangular section compute the decrease in
the discharge.
A.
B.

0.19 m3/s
1.08 m3/s

C. 0.45 m3/s
D. 0.64 m3/s

The cross section of a right triangular channel is shown with a

coefficient of roughness n = 0.012. the rate of flow is 4 m3/s.
Calculate the critical depth. SEE H-46
3.459 m
2.506 m

60.66 kPa
52.35 kPa

C. 46.76 kPa
D. 65.36 kPa

Problem 54-56:
The field unit weight of the soil sample is 1960 kg/m3 and the
unit weight if the soil particle is 2700 kg/m3 if the emax = 0.69
and the emin = 0.44
54. Compute the dry unit weight in kN/m3 if the water content is

Problem 46:

A.
B.

A.
B.

C. 0.329 m
D. 1.267 m

11%
A.
B.

15.58 kN/m3
16.28 kN/m3

C. 18.48 kN/m3
D. 17.32 kN/m3

A.
B.

0.65
0.76

C. 0.53
D. 0.92

56. Compute the relative density of the soil sample

Problem 47:
A channel has an optimum section of a trapezoidal canal. It is to

A.
B.

70%
64%

C. 53%
D. 45%

carry a discharge of 17 m3/s and a maximum velocity to prevent

scouring of 0.80 m/s. coefficient of roughness is 0.018. Compute

Problem 56-58:

A.
B.

1.23m
2.78 m

C. 4.61 m
D. 3.76 m

56. Compute the water content of clay

Problem 48:
Water upon leaving the spillway of a dam passes over a level
concrete apron 60m. wide. Conditions are such that a hydraulic
jump will form on the apron. When the discharge is 4.65 m3/s
per meter width of channel the velocity where the water leaves
the spillway is 13.5 m/s and the depth after the jump is 3m.
Compute the depth of water where the jump occurs.
A.
B.

0.4286 m
0.7166 m

C. 0.5111 m
D. 0.6085 m

A.
B.

45.8%
61.2%

C. 49.5%
D. 52.7%

A.
B.

1.22
2.87

C. 3.32
D. 4.00

58. Compute the sp. gr of the clay

A.
B.

3.32
2.66

C. 1.39
D. 0.59

Problem 60-62:
For a given sandy soil with max. and min. void ratios of 0.75 and
0.46 respectively has a sp. gr of 2.68. if the density index is 78%
Problem 49:

A jet of water 250 mm in diameter impinges normally on a flat

steel plate. The discharge is 0.491 m3/s. If the flat plate is

A.
B.

0.6258
0.5238

C. 0.7452
D. 0.4545

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A.
B.

376.48 mm
320.74 mm

C. 381.33 mm
D. 357.12 mm

61. Determine the degree of saturation of the soil.

A.
B.

42.15%
53.36%

C. 46.05%
D. 38.75%

Problem 72-74:
A layered soil is shown with the corresponding values K1, K2, and

62. What will be the moist unit wt. of the compaction in the field?
A.
B.

16.28 kN/m3
18.81 kN/m3

C. 20.48 kN/m3
D. 25.36 kN/m3

72. Compute the equivalent horizontal coefficient of permeability

Problem 63-65:
A soil having a sp.gr of 2.74 has a moist unit wt of 20.6 kN/m3
and a moisture content of 16.6%

21.20 kN/m3
18.29 kN/m3
14.91 kN/m3
13.72 kN/m3

C. 16.27 kN/m3
D. 12.83 kN/m3

A.
B.

Final volume = 16 cm3

Mass of wet soil = 45 kg

C. 41.55%
D. 45.50%

22.7%
19.3%

C. 26.9%
D. 15.1%

0.627
0.321

C. 1.340
D. 0.952

A.
B.

C. 10.23%
D. 19.78%

15.51 kN/m3
16.65 kN/m3

C. 17.65 kN/m3
D. 18.40 kN/m3

A.
B.

C. 3.2365
D. 0.7824

11.8%
16.1%

C. 13.2%
D. 17.5%

content

2.12
2.82

48.14%
50.76%

A.
B.

C. 26.78
D. 28.58

1.9375
2.4571

24.81
22.36

A.
B.

C. 3.25 x 10-4 cm/s

D. 4.39 x 10-4 cm/s

A.
B.

12.45%
16.13%

6.21 x 10-4 cm/sec

5.78 x 10-4 cm/sec

A.
B.

C. 16.33 kN/m3
D. 18.87 kN/m3

Problem 66-68:

A.
B.

A.
B.

14.70 kN/m3
20.14 kN/m3

C. 108.9 x 10-4 cm/s

D. 121.2 x 10-4 cm/s

A.
B.

96.54 x 10-4 cm/sec

113.6 x 10-4 cm/sec

C. 19.99 kN/m3
D. 22.02 kN/m3

A.
B.

A.
B.
A.
B.

A.
B.

A.
B.

C. 2.36
D. 2.05

74%
81%

C. 86%
D. 69%

Problem 69-71:

A.
B.

Length of soil specimen.. 200 mm

Area of soil specimen 1000 mm

A-1-a
A-1-b

C. A-2-5
D. A-2-4

A.
B.

Head difference at time, (t = 0) is 500 mm

Head difference at time, (t = 3min) is 300 mm

A-2-7 (1)
A-2-6 (1)

C. A-2-5 (2)
D. A-2-4 (2)

A.
B.

A.

3.12 x 10-3 cm/sec

C.

5.55

10-3

B.

cm/sec
2.27 x 10-3 cm/sec

D.

8.21

10-3

A-2-5 (8)
A-2-6 (1)

C. A-7-5 (12)
D. A-7-6 (13)

cm/sec
Problem 84-86 (problem #98)
70. Compute the seepage velocity if the porosity of soil (n =
0.25)
A.

9.08 x 10 cm/sec

C.

5.99

10

B.

cm/sec
4.21 x 10-3 cm/sec

D.

7.21

10

-3

-3

A.
B.

46%
63%

C. 52%
D. 55%

85. Determine the plasticity index of the soil

cm/sec
71. What was the head difference at the time (t = 100 sec)

-3

A.
B.

31%
22%

C. 29%
D. 46%

86. If the natural water content of the soil is 38% determine the
liquidity index

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B.

0.43
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C. 0.60
D. 0.38
92. Compute the total vertical pressure at a point 5 m below the

Problem 87-89:
A sand layer of the cross-sectional area shown in the figure has
been determined to exist for a 450 m length of levee. The
coefficient of permeability of the sand is 3 m/day. SEE H-87

footing at A
A.
B.

218 kN/m2
196 kN/m2

C. 211 kN/m2
D. 205 kN/m2

footing at B.

87. Compute the hydraulic gradient

A.
B.

0.0494
0.0259

C. 0.1326
D. 0.0833

88. Compute the quantity of water which flows into the ditch in
liters/sec
A.
B.

1.95 liters/sec
4.06 liters/sec

C. 2.36 liters/sec
D. 3.22 liters/sec

A.
B.

142.72
131.60

C. 138.55
D. 124.95

footing at C
A.
B.

158 kN/m2
173 kN/m2

C. 164 kN/m2
D. 151 kN/m2.

Problem 95-97:

0.22

A.
B.

0.88 m/day
2.73 m/day

C. 1.14 m/day
D. 3.00 m/day

subjected to a uniformly distributed load of 80kPa SEE H-95

95. Compute the compression index

Problem 90
A rectangular footing 3 m x 4 m located 2 m below the ground
level is to be constructed on sand having a unit weight of 18.8
kN/m3. The footing is designed to take a total load of 6000 kN. If
the arithmetic mean of SPT, N-values measured within the zone
of influence is 36. Compute the settlement of the footing. Use

S=B0.75

1.7
2 Pc
[q
]
1.4
3
N

A.
B.

0.145
0.288

C. 0.338
D. 0.527

A.
B.

70.257 kPa
75.418 kPa

C. 73.884 kPa
D. 78.468 kPa

97. Compute the total settlement due to primary consolidation

A.
B.

223 mm
216 mm

C. 238 mm
D. 229 mm

Problem 98-100:
The shear strength of a normally consolidated clay can be given

A.
B.

11.8 mm
13.5 mm

C. 9.12 mm
D. 16.8 mm
by the equation

f = ' tan28

. A consolidated-undrained

Problem 91:

results

Chamber confining pressure = 110 kPa

soil samples obtained from the site indicate dry unit weights for

sand to be 16 kN/m3. The design calls for the footing to be

located 1 m below the ground level of the building. Preliminarily
design data indicates that a soil bearing pressure of 250 kPa can
be used. The modulus of vertical subgrade reaction which is

A.
B.

1821
1404

C. 0.516
D. 0.793

field at the planned location of the structure was found to be Kv

specimen at failure

= 4.5 x 10 3 kN/m3. Estimate the foundation settlement.

A.
B.

15 mm
22 mm

C. 26 mm
D. 18 mm

A.
B.

52.48 kPa
79.05 kPa

C. 53.50 kPa
D. 61.03 kPa

100. For the same clay specimen, what would have been the
deviator stress at failure if a drained test had been conducted

Problem 92-94:
A rectangular footing 6m x 8m carries a vertical load of 12000 kN
as shown on the figure. Unit weight of soil is 16 kN/m3 SEE H-92

A.
B.

194.68 kPa
203.12 kPa

C. 210.66 kPa
D. 188.55 kPa