Question Paper: Water Resources Engineering Question Paper - Jun 17 - Civil Engineering (Semester 5) - Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH)
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Water Resources Engineering - Jun 17

Civil Engineering (Semester 5)

Total marks: 80
Total time: 3 Hours
INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any three from the remaining questions.
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary.

1.a. Define hydrology and list the applications of engineering hydrology.
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1.b. What factors influence runoff and its volume? Briefly describe them.
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1.c. What is a synthetic hydrograph and how can you derive it?
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1.d. Compare shallow wells with deep wells
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1.e. Enumerate the functions of irrigation water in raising crops
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1.f. What are the various resources of irrigation water?
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1.g. Define Balancing depth and derive a relation for its determination.
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1.h. Give the criterion for selecting the following: (i) Bank width. (ii) Inspection roadway.
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1.i. Explain the terms piping failure and exit gradient.
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1.j. What assumptions were made by Bligh in his creep theory?
(5 marks) 00

2.a. Discuss the advantage and disadvantages of recording type rain-gauges.
(5 marks) 00

2.b. Derive a correlation equation between runoff and rainfall for a catchment with the following observation enter image description here
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OR

3.a. How can you check the adequacy of existing rain gauges?
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3.b. A catchment area has seven rain gauges stations. The annual rainfall recorded by the gauges were 1200, 1420, 1180, 1085, 1650, 1020 and 1500 mm. For a 5 percent error in the estimation of the mean rainfall, calculate the minimum number of additional rain gauge stations required in the catchment
(5 marks) 00

4.a. Explain the following methods used for developing a unit hydrograph of different durations:
(i) Method of superposition.

(ii) S- curve method.

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4.b. During a recuperation test, the water level in an open well was depressed by pumping by 3.0 m and it recuperated to 2.0 m in 90 minutes.

(i) Determine the yield from a well of 5.0 m diameter under a depression head of 3.5 m.

(ii) Also find out the diameter of the well to yield 12 liters/second under a depression of 2.5 m.

(5 marks) 00

OR

5.a. Define unit hydrograph. On what concept is it based and what are the assumptions made to derive it
(5 marks) 00

5.b. Write short notes on the following:

(i) Pervious lined wells.

(ii) Unlined wells.

(iii) Impervious lined wells

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6.a. Explain the following terms:

(i)Delta.

(ii) Base period.

(iii) Frequency of irrigation.

(iv) Paleo.

(v) Kor depth.

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OR

7.a. Derive a formula for determining the time required to cover a given area of the strip
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7.b. Determine: (i) The time required to irrigate an area of 0.7 hectares.

(ii) The maximum area that can be irrigated from a tube-well with a discharge of 0.035 m3/s. The infiltration capacity of the soil may be taken as 50 mm/hour and the average depth of flow of water as 150 mm.

(5 marks) 00

8.a. Draw typical cross-section of an unlined canal:

(i) In cutting.

(ii) In filling.

(iii) In partial cutting and partial filling. Explain the functions of each component.

(5 marks) 00

8.b. Design an irrigation channel in non-alluvium soil to carry a discharge of 7 m3 with a velocity of 0.7 m/s. Assume side slopes , bed slope 1 in 4444 and Manning's N = 0.0225.
(5 marks) 00

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9.a. Write the short notes on the following:

(i) Spoil banks.

(ii) Land width.

(iii) Hydraulic gradient line in canals.

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9.b. Give the anti-water logging measures for the following:

(i) Poor water management in the irrigated area.

(ii) Seepage from canals and water courses

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10.a. State the essential features of Khosla's theory of seepage flow underneath weir. How does it differ from Bligh's theory?
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10.b. What do you understand by the terms elementary profiles and practical profile.
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10.c. Explain the Khosla's method of independent variables.
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11.a. Explain the Bligh's design criteria for safety against:

(i) Undermining.

(ii) Uplift pressures

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11.b. Give the draw-backs of Bligh's creep theory.
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