Question Paper: Advanced Construction & Equipment : Question Paper Dec 2014 - Civil Engineering (Semester 6) | Gujarat Technological University (GTU)

Advanced Construction & Equipment - Dec 2014

Civil Engineering (Semester 6)


1 (a) Explain under which conditions pile foundation is preferable?(7 marks) 1 (b) Which points can be considered while selecting the type of pile?(7 marks) 2 (a) Differentiate between End bearing pile and Friction pile.(7 marks) 2 (b) Write short note on sand piles with its advantages and disadvantages.(7 marks) 2 (c) Discuss various causes of failure of piles.(7 marks) 3 (a) What is Coffer Dam? State requirements of a coffer dam.(7 marks) 3 (b) Describe with sketch single walled cofferdam.(7 marks) 3 (c) Write short note on cellular cofferdam.(7 marks) 3 (d) Explain the ways by which the leakage can be prevented in coffer dams.(7 marks) 4 (a) Write short note on box caisson with sketch.(7 marks) 4 (b) What do you mean by pneumatic caisson? Discuss its construction procedure with sketch.(7 marks) 4 (c) Write short note on tilting of caissons.(7 marks) 4 (d) What is caisson sickness or diseases? What are the precautions to be taken to avoid caisson sickness?(7 marks) 5 (a) Explain cement grouting to control ground water in excavations.(7 marks) 5 (b) Write short note on slip formwork.(7 marks) 5 (c) Discuss planning of earthquake resistant building.(7 marks) 5 (d) Write short note on demolition plan.(7 marks)

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