CUSAT Previous Question Papers BE CE 7th Semester Transportation Engineering-II March 2002

CUSAT Previous Question Papers BE CE 7th Semester

Transportation Engineering-II March 2002




I.  (a)What are the advantages and disadvantages of railways in comparison with other modes of transport? Give your reasons for the recent tendency to move goods by highway transport.

(b) What is creep? Discuss the theories propounded for the probable causes of creep and how to arrest the creep.

(c) Draw a typical cross-section of permanent way on cutting.


II. (a)Determine the super elevation to be provided for a 4 transition curve having a maximum speed of 100 Kmph for a B.G track.

(b) Explain the functions of railway sleepers. What is meant by sleeper density?

(c) Explain how the length of transition curve is determined.


III. (a) Explain with sketches the active angle crossing and obtuse angle crossing.

(b) Draw a neat sketch of left hand turn out and indicate all the components.

(c) Discuss the factors to be cdnsidered in selecting a proper site for a railway station.


IV. (a) What are the various types of signaling used on railways? How is interlocking effected between signals and points?

(b) Explain the main functions of marshalling yard.

(c) Explain the term ‘track circuiting’.


V. (a) Write short notes on size and shape of tunnels.

(b) Under what circumstances, tunnel lining is necessary? Explain linear plate method used in tunnelling.

(c) State the advantages of constructing shafts in tunnel work.


VI. (a) What are the different methods of tunneling in soft soil? Explain with the help of neat sketch ‘needle beam method’.

(b) Describe with sketches drainage of tunnels.


VII. (a) Describe briefly the principles involved in the solution of site for a harbour. Differentiate between natural semi-natural and artificial harbours.

V(b)Compare mound type breakwater with wall type breakwater.


VIII. (a) Differentiate between:

(i)  Wharf and Pier

(ii) Transit shed and Warehouse.

(b) With neat sketches explain different types and uses of buoys.


IX. (a) Explain with sketches:

(i) Floating dock (ii) Slip way

(b) Explain the construction of a dry dock.


X. (a) Why is dredging necessary? What are the different types of dredgers used?

(b) Explain the working of hydraulic dredger.

(c) What is meant by wet dock?

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