Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering Quiz Crafted by –

Saddam Hussain

Scientific Officer,

Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi


Introduction to Forensic Engineering

Forensic engineering is the application of engineering principles to the investigation of failures or other performance problems. Forensic engineering also involves testimony on the findings of these investigations before a court of law. Forensic engineering has been defined as "the investigation of failures - ranging from serviceability to catastrophic - which may lead to legal activity, including both civil and criminal".It includes the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury, damage to property or economic loss.

Let's look at the questions and their answers:

Ques 1.  The incident investigated by Forensic Engineers.



c)Structural Components

d)All of these

Answer-d) All of these


Ques 2. A comprehensive building code providing guideline by NBCI in India.





Answer- b) 2016

Ques 3. In an aircrash case, the following method of survey is most useful.

a)Strip method

b)Spiral method

c)Zonal method

d)Wheel method

Answer - d) Wheel method

Ques 4. In which survey carried out to provide a national grid of control for preparation of perfect map of large area

a)Geodetic survey

b)Geographic survey

c)Topographical survey

d)Plane survey

Answer-a) Geodetic survey

Ques 5. The characteristic strength of concrete is the strength of material if its test result is not less than





Answer-b) 5%

Ques 6. Which apparatus used to determine the soundness of cement

a)Vicat Apparatus                                                     

b)Blain’s Apparatus

c)Le Chatelier’s  Mould                                                      

d)None of these

Answer-c) Le Chatelier’s  Mould

Ques 7. Vicat Apparatus used for

a)Initial setting time of cement                                             

 b)Final setting time of cement

c)Consistency test of cement                                                     

d)Soundness test of cement

Answer-c) Consistency test of cement

Ques 8. What is the purpose of a forensic engineering investigation

a)To locate causes  of failure                                                   

b)To assist a court in determining the facts of an accident

c)Only b)                                                       

d)Both a) and b)

Answer-d) Both a) and b)

Ques 9. Full name of NBCI

a)National Building Corporate of India                                                  

b)National Building Code of India

c)National Building Code of Investigation                                                       

d)National Building Corporate of Investigation

Answer-b) National Building Code of India

Ques 10. For Construction of structures under water, in which type of lime is used

a)Pure lime                                                     

b)Quick lime

c)Hydraulic lime                                                       

d)Fat lime

Answer-c) Hydraulic lime

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