Pune University BE (Civil Engineering) Advanced Engineering Geology With Rock Question Papers

B.E. (Civil Engineering)

ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY WITH ROCK

MECHANICS

(Sem. – II) (2008 Pattern) (Elective – III)

Time :3 Hours]                                                                           [Max. Marks :100

Instructions to the candidates :

1)            Answers to the two sections should be written in two separate books.

2)          Pigures to the right indicate full marks.

3)          All questions are compulsory.

4)          Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.

SECTION – I

QI) a) What are Precambrian metamorphic rocks? Where they occur in Maharashtra state? Explain their engineering significance with suitable examples.                        [12]

b) Flow groups.                                       [6]

OR

a)        Engineering significance of Vindhyans and Kaladgis Maharashtra State.                                       [10]

b)        Region 2.                                         [4]

c)        Topographical expression of dykes.                [4]

Q2) a) Discuss in detail old and recent theories about origin of Tachylytic Basalts.                                [6]

b) Discuss in detail how economy has been achieved at Varasgaon and Mula dam sites by interpreting correctly local geological conditions. [10]

OR

a)        What will happen if reservoir is located on Laterites and jointed quartzites.                            [6]

b)        Tail channel erosion in Panshet dam.              [4]

c)         Significance of dykes from dam foundation point of view.   [6]

 

Q3) a) Engineering significance of older alluvium.        [8]

b) Discuss in detail various methods of water conservation with suitable Examples.                                         [8]

OR

a)        Discuss water bearing characters of Compact basalt and volcanic breccias.                                          [8]

b)        Transported soils of Maharashtra state.           [4]

c)        Multiaquifer system.                              [4]

SECTION – II

Q4) a) Explain various physical properties of rock masses in detail.                                                         [9]

b) Explain Barton’s system of classification of rock masses.              [9]

OR

a)         Write on the Wickeham’s concept of Rock Structural Rating @R. S. R.) in detail.                              [8]

b)        Only mention the parameters in case of R. M. R. system of classification of rock masses.                 [4]

c)        Resistivity survey.                               [6]

Q5) What are fractures? Mention their important field characters. Discuss their engineering significance from tunneling point of view. Give case histories. [16]

OR

a)        Describe Tunneling through Amygdaloidal basalts with examples. [8]

b)        Location and depth of drill holes for bridge foundation.                             [4]

c)        A tunnel associated with dyke/dykes.                                                             [4]

 

 

Q6) Write notes on:

a)

Relationship between major faults and major earthquakes.

[8]

b)

Problems with open excavations in city areas.

[4]

c)

Dyke rock as a construction material.

[4]

  OR  

a)

Suitability of Deccan baslt as a construction material.

[U]

b)

Foundation of monumental buildings.

[4]

c)

Fault zone treatment. Give examples.

[5]

Total No. of Questions : 12]

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