PTU M.Tech Civil Engineering Paper 2012 Geomechanics

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Geomechanics

 QI) (a) What is weathering of rocks? Describe the various agencies involved and their features in the process of physical weathering.
(b) What does ‘soil erosion’ mean? Explain the different methods of soil erosion.
Q2) How do you distinguish between following minerals
a) Quartz and Calcite
b) Hornblade and Asbestos
c) Talc and Gypsum
d) Muscovite and Biotite
Q3) (a) What are ‘Faults’? Describe the types of faults giving suitable sketches for each and mention engineering consideration of faults.
(b) What do you understand by ‘Earthquake’? Describe in brief the tectonic causes of earthquakes.
Q4) (a) Briefly describe the geological investigations to be undertaken in the selection of sites for dams and reservoirs.
(b) What are the desired engineering properties of rocks to be used as a stone in the building construction? Also, name the rocks most commonly used for this purpose.
Q5) (a) Enumerate the purpose of tunneling. Describe the various parts of a tunnel with the help of a well-labeled neat sketch.
(b) Give a brief outline of the commonly encountered problems in tunneling through stratified formations.

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