Question Paper: Engineering Geology Question Paper - December 2016 - Civil Engineering (Semester 3) - Mumbai University (MU)
Engineering Geology - December 2016
MU Civil Engineering (Semester 3)
Total marks: 80
Total time: 3 Hours
(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary
Define the following
1(a)(i) Focus and Epicenter
1(a)(ix) Dip and strike
1(a)(v) Basic rock
1(a)(vi) Metamorphic agents
1(a)(vii) Natural and Mecanical joints
1(b) Name the following rocks or minerals with thelp of given properties. i) Plutonic and acidic rock,
graphic texture, major mineralsorthoclase iii) Volcanic rock, presence of amygdals. iii) Shows foliation, major mineral-mica iv) Sopy feeling, hardness-1, luster-pearly v) Taste- Saline, chem. Composition-Nacl
1(c) Write the name of the following features. i) Basin shaped igneous intrusion ii) Conc shaped water table iii) Sedimentary rocks in between lava flows iv) S shaped river v) Valley made by normal faults
2(a) Describe the types and importance of weathering with examples.
2(b) What are different types of volcanoes and volcanic products?
2(c) Explain the geological action of wind with landforms.
3(i) Describe the causes and various types of folds with diagrams.
3(ii) Explain the formation and different types of unconformity.
3(iii) How are columnar and mural joints are formed?
4(a) Explain the various structures of secondary rocks with diagrams.
4(b) Discuss about zones of groundwater, water bearing properties of rocks and factors controlling the movement of water in rocks.
5(i) State the importance of geological structures during the construction of dam.
5(ii) Mention the precautionary measures in earthquake prone arreas during construction of building.
5(iii) Write the classification and importance of Deccan traps.