CSVTU Exam Question Paper – BE II SEM – Basic Civil Engineering – Dec 2006
BE (2nd Semester)
Examination, Nov-Dec 2006
(AEI, Arch., Bio Med., Bio Tech., Chem,, Civil, CSE, Elect., EEE, El, ET & T, IT, Mech., Mett., Mining Engg. Branch)
1 (a) How are rocks physically classified ?
(b) What are the constituents of good brick earth.
2 (a) Draw the flow diagram for mixing of raw materials by dry process and wet process for
the manufacture of ordinary cement.
(b)Why is the popularity of stones as building material going down?
3. (a) Enumerate the properties and use of wrought iron.
(b) Describe about the Vicat needle apparatus used for the determination of initial set time
4. (a) Suggest the type of mortar for the following works:
(i)Damp proof courses (ii)Plaster work
(iii)Pointing work (iv)Reinforced brick work
(v)C.C. roads , (vi)General RCC work
(vii)Partition wali (vii)Masonary work
(b) What is meant by puring of concrete? What are its purposes?
5 (a).Define and explain workability of concrete?
(b) Draw a detailed cross section of a wall showing its foundation, plinth, initial, slab and
6 Write notes on:
(i)Coarse and fine aggregate.
(ii) Fineness modulus.
(iii) Nominal mix proportions.
(iv) Slump test.
7. (a) What are’ offsets? How they are taken?
(i)True meridian and magnetic meridian,
(ii) Local attraction and declination.
8.The following bearing were taken in traversing with a in a place where local attraction
Line F.B. B.B. B.B
AB S 45°30’E N 45°30’W
BC S 60°00’E N 60°40’W
CD S 5°30’E N 3°20’W
DA S 83°30’E S 85°00rE
Determine the correct fore and back bearings of each of the lines.
9.(a) Give the conventional signs for the followings:
(iii)Barren land (iv)Railway bridge
(b) The following bearings are given; calculate in each case the angle BAC.
(i) N 25°35’E N 85015rE
(ii) N 40°30rW N 46° OE
(iii) N 70°0’E S 10°0’W
(iv) N 45°45rW N 60°0’W
10. Draw a neat sketch of dumpy level and explain its parts.
11. The following consecutive readings were taken with a level and a 4 m staff on a
continuously sloping ground at a common interval of 30 m.
0.780, 1.535, 1.955, 2.430, 2.985. 3.480, 1.155, 1.960, 2.365, 3.640, 0.935, 1.045, 1.630 and 2.545.
The reduced levels of the points’ by the collimation method. Also calculate the gradient of the line joining the first and the last point.
12.Enumerate the uses of the contour and illustrate one such use with sketch.
13.(a) Discuss various function served by foundations.
(b) What are the requirements of a good foundation?
14. What do you understand by raft foundation? Explain with the help of sketches common
types of raft foundation.
15. (a) What are the problems of foundation on black cotton soils?
(b) Define safe bearing capacity and ultimate bearing capacity of soil