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AG2211 Applied Geology Nov Dec 2011 Question Paper

Anna University Chennai
Question Paper Code:
B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, November/December 2011
Third Semester
Civil Engineering
AG2211 - Applied Geology
(Regulation 2008)

Note: This subject AG2211 APPLIED GEOLOGY is now known as CE6301 Engineering Geology in Regulation 2013.

PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)

1. Give a brief account of the Earth’s interior.
2. What are the effects of weathering on the engineering properties of rocks?
3. Write the chemical composition, physical properties and uses of Calcite.
4. List the properties of petroleum bearing reservoir rocks.
5. Write about the mineral composition, origin and properties and uses of basalt.
6. Bring out the differences between dolerite and pegmatite.
7. Briefly describe Dip and Strike of rocks use a neat diagram.
8. What is the difference between the Wenner and Schlumberger methods?
9. Define the terms ‘overlap’ and ‘parallax’.
10. Give the functions of a breakwater.

PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)

11. (a) Explain  the  work  of  a  river  and  describe  the  various  erosional  and depositional and forms created by a river.
(b) How are earthquakes caused? Give an account of the earthquake belts in India.

12. (a) Give a detailed account of the chemical composition, physical properties, origin, occurrence, engineering behaviour and uses of the clay minerals.
(b) Describe the varieties, composition, properties, origin & Indian occurrences of coal.

13. (a) Describe the mineral composition, texture, origin, engineering properties and uses of Granite, Limestone, Quartzite and Schist.
(b) List the various laboratory and field tests to be carried out to determine the engineering properties of rocks.

14. (a) Classify  folds  and  faults  in  rocks  and  explain  how  they  influence  the design of dams.
(b) Write an elaborate account of the seismic methods of investigation in civil engineering.

15. (a) Classify  aerial  photographs   and  explain  in  detail  their  role  in  civil engineering surveys.
(b) Give a detailed account of the types of landslides,  the causative  factors and the methods to prevent landslides.
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