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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Construction engineering and management - Model question paper for B.E/B.Tech


1(a) Discuss the importance of topographical survey and soil investigation. (4 Marks)]
(b) Justify the statement, “ Budget is a means for planning, coordination and control”. (4 Marks)
(c) Define human resource management. Describe its subsystems briefly. (6 Marks)
(d) What are the objectives and benefits of quality circles? What actions should be taken for successful implementation of quality circles in an organization? (6 Marks)
2 (a) Explain ‘hourly working rate’ of construction equipment. (4 Marks)
(b) What is a working capital? Explain in detail. (4 Marks)
(c) Write short notes on resource utilization and cost-benefit analysis. (6 Marks)
(d) Explain different activities in brief which should be included in infrastructure development for a large project. (6 Marks)
3 (a) What do you understand by ‘specifications’? Explain commonly used methods of giving specifications. (6 Marks)
(b) What is the purpose of paying mobilization advance to a contractor? How should it be recovered? (4 Marks)
(c) How fuels, lubricants, machine parts and tools are kept and handled in the stores? (4 Marks)
(d) Explain construction equipment selection criteria. Discuss the circumstances when construction equipments are recommended. (6 Marks)
4 (a) What are the common defects in bituminous roads? What are their causes and how will you rectify them? (6 Marks)
(b) What are the essential infrastructural facilities needed at a construction site for efficient handling of the project. (4 Marks)
(c) Explain different factors which causes/enhances the chances of accidents. (4 Marks)
(d) Write notes on engineering insurance and contractual requirements on safety during construction. (6 Marks)
5 (a) Discuss the broad areas of application of quality control in construction projects. (6 Marks)
(b) Describe construction and working of pneumatic tyred rollers and type of work where they can be used. (6 Marks)
(c) Mention the advantages of tunnel boring machine. (4 Marks)
(d) Write a note on lime stabilization. (4 Marks)
6 (a) Describe management information system. What are the characteristics of a good MIS? (5 Marks)
(b) Write a note on resource smoothing and resource leveling. (6 Marks)
(c) Explain important provisions of ‘Indian Forest Act’. (4 Marks)
(d) What is rehabilitation action plan? Describe how this is done? (5 Marks)
7 (a) Explain how desired compaction in different types of soils can be achieved during construction of highways? (4 Marks)
(b) Explain with a neat sketch ‘well point’ method of dewatering. (6 Marks)
(c) Discuss various activities involved in quarry operation. (4 Marks)
(d) What are caverns? How these are constructed in underground works? (6 Marks)
8 (a) Discuss the procedure for preparing hot mix asphalt in a continuous type hot mix plant. (5 Marks)
(b) Describe the procedure for ‘laying the mat’ by a paver. (5 Marks)
(c) Give a brief account of equipment used for handling and transporting concrete. Mention their merits and demerits. (6 Marks)
(d) What is meant by a ‘dam sluice’? Why are such sluices necessary in dam construction? (4 Marks)

Friday, 24 January 2014

Elementary Irrigation engineering-model question paper for B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech Engineering

1(a) Discuss critically the quality standards required for irrigation water. (6 Marks)
(b) Discuss the usefulness of C2-S2 water for irrigating fine textured soils. (4 Marks)
(c) Discuss briefly the factors effecting duty. (6 Marks)
(d) A reservoir with a live storage capacity of 300 million cubic meters is able to irrigate an ayacut of 40000 hectares with 2 fillings each year. The crop season is 120 days. What is the duty? (4 Marks)
2(a)What are the different ways in which canals can be aligned / Discuss their comparative utility for a particular project. (6 Marks)
(b) Define intensity of irrigation, capacity factor and nominal duty. (6 Marks)
(c) Discuss with neat sketches, the salient features of brick tile linings. (4 Marks)
(d) Discuss the methods which are adopted for plugging canal breaches. (4 Marks)
3(a)Write a note on design of channels in alluvial soils and non-alluvial soils. (8 Marks)
(b)Discuss the method of designing irrigation canals based on Lacey's theory. (4 Marks)
(c) Design an irrigation channel with the following data:
Discharge=40 cumecs, B/D ratio=2.5, critical velocity ratio=1.
Assume a suitable value of Kutter's rugosity coefficient. Use Kennedy's method. (8 Marks)
4 (a) Write a short note on water-logging. (4 Marks)
(b)What precautions you will take to prevent salinity of irrigated lands. (4 Marks)
(c) Write and explain 4 important formulas for the estimation of peak rate of run-off. (8 Marks)
(d) Discuss the velocity area method used for stream gauging. (4 Marks)
5(a) What are Levees and what purpose is served by them? (4 Marks)
(b) Differentiate hockey shaped groyne and T-shaped groyne. (6 Marks)
(c) Draw a typical sketch of a silt extractor and name its various components. (6 Marks)
(d)What is the importance of hydraulic jump in the design of irrigation structures. (4 Marks)
6(a) What are the different methods of passing a canal across a drain? Draw typical sketches of the three types of cross-drainage works. (8 Marks)
(b)What are canal falls and write a note on energy dissipators for canal falls. (6 Marks)
(c) Draw neat sketches for the two important types of metering flumes. (6 Marks)
7 (a) Distinguish between solid gravity dams and hollow masonry gravity dams. (6 Marks)
(b) Write notes on overturning and crushing. (4 Marks)
(c) What is reservoir silting? How does it affects the useful life of a reservoir? (4 Marks)
(d) Describe with a neat sketch the construction and working of an ogee spillway. (6 Marks)
8(a)Explain cone of depression and radius of influence. (6 Marks)
(b) What is meant by a tube well and how is it constructed? (6 Marks)
(c) The maximum yield of a shallow well is always limited. why? (4 Marks)
(d) Design an open well in coarse sand for a yield of 0.004 cumecs when operated under a depression head of 3 meters. (4 Marks)