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B.Tech III Year I Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations December/January 2013/14 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

Time: 3 hours

(Civil Engineering)

Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks *****

Max Marks: 70

1 Discuss in detail main branches of geology along with their applications.

2 Explain the physical properties, mode of occurrence and uses of:

(a)

Graphite.

(b)

Hematite.

(c)

Magnetite and

(d)

Magnesite.

3 Define “Metamorphism” as applied to rocks. What are the agents of metamorphism and how do they play their role?

4 Explain:

(a)

Shear zone.

(b)

Effects of faulting on out cropping strata.

(c)

Active and dead faults.

5 Write a detailed note on:

(a)

Factors promoting landslides.

(b)

Importance of study of ground water.

6 Discuss in detail, the general geological requirements for the safety and stability of civil engineering constructions. Also, emphasize the importance of electrical resistivity and seismic refraction studies is civil engineering.

7 What are dams and reservoirs? Explain the purpose of construction of major dams and reservoirs in India.

8 What is tunnel? With the help of a well-labeled neat sketch, describe the parts of a tunnel.

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Code: 9A01505

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B.Tech III Year I Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations December/January 2013/14 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

Time: 3 hours

(Civil Engineering)

Max Marks: 70

Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks *****

1 What is meant by weathering of rocks? Explain in detail different geological agents responsible for weathering of rocks.

2 Write a detailed note on different physical properties of minerals and state how these are useful in the accurate identification of the mineral species.

3 Write short note on:

(a)

Extrusive and Intrusive bodies.

(b)

Refractive indices of minerals and

(c)

Metamorphism.

4 What is fold? Describe with the help of well labeled neat sketches, different parts of a fold.

5 What is meant by groundwater hazard? Discuss in detail, the groundwater problems in major civil engineering works.

6 Describe the principle and applications of the following:

(a)

Seismic surveys.

(b)

Magnetic surveys.

(c)

Gravity surveys.

(d)

Borehole surveys.

7 Discuss the classification of dams with neat sketches.

8 Explain the following in relation to tunneling:

(a)

Importance of ground structures in ground water at the tunnel site.

(b)

Problems of tunneling through different stratum.

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Code: 9A01505

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B.Tech III Year I Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations December/January 2013/14 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

Time: 3 hours

(Civil Engineering)

Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks *****

1 Write notes on:

Max Marks: 70

(a)

Rock weathering in tunnels.

(b)

Weathering and hillside stability.

2 On the basis of silicate structure, classify silicate minerals into various groups. Explain the structure of each group in detail.

3 Explain how the sedimentary rocks are formed. Describe the various structures present in these rocks.

4 Define unconformities. How are they formed? Classify and describe the different types of unconformity. Explain how they are recognized in the field.

5 How are earthquakes classified? Explain their causes. Give an account of earth quake disaster preparedness.

6 Discuss in detail, the necessity and importance of geophysical investigations.

7 Explain:

(a)

Stability and safety of dams on inclined beds.

(b)

Middle third rule and dam stability.

8 Write a detailed note on:

(a)

Tunnels in stratified rocks.

(b)

Over break in tunnels.

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Code: 9A01505

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B.Tech III Year I Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations December/January 2013/14 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

Time: 3 hours

(Civil Engineering)

Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks *****

Max Marks: 70

1

Explain weathering process in detail. Discuss the role of atmosphere in weathering.

2

What is mineral? Describe in detail formation of mineral deposits.

3

Write detailed note on:

 

(a)

Cementation.

(b)

Metamorphic agents.

(c)

Augen structure.

4

What is soil profile? Describe in detail the geologic classification of soils.

5

(a)

What are landslides? How are they caused? Explain in detail.

(b)

What field investigations are employed for assessment of active slide regions? Explain in detail.

6

What is meant by geophysics? What is the difference between general and exploration geophysics? Also explain the necessity of geophysical investigations.

7

Write notes on:

 

(a)

Earthquake effects on dam and reservoir.

(b)

Elevation of water table and leakage problems.

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Describe the important geological conditions for excavating a tunnel. Discuss the problems of tunneling through:

 

(a)

Inclined strata.

(b)

Folded strata.

(c)

Faulted strata.

(d)

Weathered strata.

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