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Friday, 28 February 2014

Basic civil engineering -model question paper for B.E/B.Tech Engineering

1 (a) What are the qualities of an ideal preservative? (4 Marks)
(b) Explain the tests to which bricks are generally subjected. (6 Marks)
(c) What are the properties of good lime? (4 Marks)
(d) Explain the various laboratory tests for cement. (6 Marks)
2 (a) What do you mean by proportioning of concrete? What are its various methods? Describe them in brief. (8 Marks)
(b) What are the various characteristics of good timber to be used in engineering works? (4 Marks)
(c) Give the classification of mortar based on the binding agent. (4 Marks)
(d) What are the different types of varnishes? (4 Marks)
3 (a) Compare load bearing walled structure and framed structure. (6 Marks)
(b) What are the characteristics of a pile foundation? Describe very briefly the various types of piles generally used for foundation. (6 Marks)
(c) Compare brick masonry and stone masonry. (4 Marks)
(d) Describe briefly the construction of brick and stone flooring. (4 Marks)
4 (a) Describe the methods which are used to make the flat roofs water-proof. (4 Marks)
(b) What points should be considered while fixing the positions of doors and windows? (4 Marks)
(c) Define scaffolding. What are the different types of scaffolding? (6 Marks)
(d) What are the different cost effective construction techniques generally used? (6 Marks)
5 (a) Describe various types of tapes commonly used in surveying. (4 Marks)
(b) What are the various methods by which one can draw a perpendicular to a chain line from a point? Discuss. (4Marks)
(c) Explain the term bearing. What are different systems of designation of bearings? Explain each system with neat sketches. (8 Marks)
(d) The distance between two stations was measured with a 20 m chain and found to be 2500 m. The same was measured with a 30 m chain and found to be 2460 m. If the 20 m chain was 5 cm too short, what was the error in the 30 m chain? (4 Marks)
6 (a) What are the advantages and disadvantages of plane table survey? (4 Marks)
(b) What are the common difficulties generally faced in leveling? How will you overcome each of them? (6 Marks)
(c) What are the functions of a theodolite? Draw a neat sketch of theodolite showing its different parts. (6 Marks)
(d) The back sight reading on a staff held vertical on the floor is 3.58 m and the fore sight when the staff is held inverted with its bottom touching the beam at the roof is 2.355 m. If the R.L of the floor is 85.325 m, find the R.L. of the beam. (4 Marks)
7 (a) Write a short note on the use of contour maps for engineering purposes. (4 Marks)
(b) Write a short note on planimeter. (4 Marks)
(c) Define a prismoid. Derive the prismoidal formula. What is the limitation of prismoidal formula? (6 Marks)
(d) The following perpendicular offsets were taken from a chain line to a hedge at 10 m intervals:
3.10, 4.20, 5.35, 6.45, 7.15, 8.25, 7.95 and 5.20 m.
Find the area by (i) Trapezoidal rule and (ii) Simpson’s rule. (6 Marks)
8 (a) What are the general guidelines for planning of earthquake resistant buildings? (4 Marks)
(b) Discuss behavior of different building materials during fire. Wat are the various fire protection systems? (8 Marks)
(c) Describe how rehabitation and reconstruction operations are to be managed after a disaster. (4 Marks)
(d) Write short note on use of various I.S. codes in design of buildings. (4 Marks)

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