Engineering Geology – BE (PU) Question Paper 2010 | Semester: Spring

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Engineering GeologyPokhara University | Old Question Paper
Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
Engineering Geology | Level: Bachelor
Year: 2010 | Semester : Spring

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Full Marks: 100 | Pass Marks: 45 | Time: 3 Hrs
Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Attempt all the questions.

1. a) Define Engineering Geology. Explain in brief its importance to the civil engineer for the investigation of any infrastructure development. [8]
b) What is meant by ‘Atmosphere’? How does it help us? What are its zones and their characteristic? [7]

2. a) Define mineral. What are their physical properties? How do these properties help identifying different mineral? [8]
b) What is meant by rock cycle, and how does it represent the sequence of formation of three important types of rocks? [7]

3. a) Classify and describe the various types of folds encountered in the crust of the earth. [8]
b) Discuss the engineering importance of fault. [7]

4. a) Define unconformity and joints with clear sketches. [7]
b) Define landslide. Explain the types of landslides with clear sketches. [8]

5. a) What are the uses of water-table maps for civil engineers? Differentiate between confined and unconfined aquifers. [8]
b) Explain the geological division of Nepal with their geological feature and distribution of rock. [7]

6. a) What do you mean by site investigation? Explain about the geo-physical method. [8]
b) Write about the geological investigation for bridge. [7]

7. Write short notes on any two: [2×5]

a) Risk and hazard
b) Types of wave developed during Earthquake
c) Field identification of rocks

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