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For a masonry dam of base width b, at which location w.r.t. the central line, should the resultant loading intersect the section to avoid tension in any

horizontal section ?

A. Outside of b/6 B. Within b/6 C. Within b/8 D. At the central line



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B within b/6.
THe resultant loading is supposed to be with in the middle 1/3rd  part for gravity type of masonry dams - a safety caution.

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Answer is B.) Within b/6.
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