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GE 6251

Question Paper Code: 1662141

B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATIONS, NOV./DEC. 2011
Regulations 2008
Second Semester
Common to EEE, E & I, I & C, ECE, CSE, IT and Bio Medical
Engineering branches
GE2152 Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Part A - (10 x 2 = 20 marks)
1. Write the arithmetic equation used in rise and fall method of levelling.
2. Define 'mortar' which is is used in construction works.
3. What is a foundation (for building)?
4. What is meant by plastering?
5. Write any two purposes of a dam.
6. State two merits and two demerits of a Nuclear power plant.
7. What is the use of draft tube in hydraulic turbines?
8. What is a heat engine?
9. Mention any four boiler mountings.
10. What is refrigeration? Name any two common refrigerants used in refrigerators.
Part B - (5 x 16 = 80 marks)
11. (a) (i) List out the differences between height of collimation method and rise and
fall method of leveling. (6)
(ii) A survey was conducted on a plot which is having a triangular shape in
which the length of side AB is 200 m and the bearings of sides AC, AB
and BC are 65, 160, and 20 respectively. Find out the area of the plot.
(10)
OR
11. (b) (i) Explain the steps involved in the manufacture of bricks. (8)
(ii)Sketch any four steel sections that are commonly used in civil engineering.
12. (a) (i)State the various functions of a foundation for a building. (4)
(ii)Explain briefly the following types of shallow foundations with appropriate
sketches:
(1) Isolated column footings (4)
(2) Combined column footings (4)
(3) Grillage foundation (4)
OR
12. (b) (i) A steel rod of 20 mm diameter of 1 m long is subjected to an axial pull
of 50 kN. Determine the stress, strain and elongation of the rod. Take
Young's modulus as E = 2 X 105 N/mm2. (7)
(ii) Sketch the following types of Dams:
(1) Rock-fill Dam
(2) Gravity Dam
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(3) Arch Dam Add one or two sentences of explanation. (9)

13. (a) (i) With reference to gas turbine power plant, explain, with suitable sketches,
the working of the following:
(1) Open cycle gas turbine plant (6)
(1) Closed cycle gas turbine plant (6)
(ii) List the merits of a gas turbine power plant. (4)
OR
13. (b) (i) With a neat schematic diagram, explain the working principle of a double
acting reciprocating pump. State why it is called double acting pump.(10)
(ii) What is cavitation in pumps? Explain. (6)
14.
(a) What are the four strokes of a four-stroke petrol engine? Explain each of them
with separate sketches. (16)
OR
14. (b) (i) State the various differences between fire tube boiler and water tube boiler.(8)
(ii) Draw a neat sketch of a simple fire tube boiler and explain its working in
detail. (8)
15. (a) With the help of a neat schematic diagram, explain the working principle of
a vapor absorption refrigeration system. (16)
OR
15. (b) (i) Draw the layout of a split air-conditioning unit and explain its working;
also state how are the arrangement of its components is different from
that of a window air-conditioner. (13)
(ii) What are the advantages of split air-conditioner compared to a window
air-conditioner?

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B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2010

Second Semester
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
GE2152 - BASIC CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(Regulation 2008)
(Common to Bio-medical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering,
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Information Technology, Computer
Science and Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering)
Time: Three hours Maximum: 100 Marks
PART A- (10 x 2 =20 Marks)
1. State the two principles of surveying.
2. How are bricks classified?
3. Define bearing capacity of soil.
4. Define stress and strain.
5. What is the use of surge tank in hydropower plants?
6. Give two examples for positive displacement pumps.
7. What is the function of a carburetor?
8. Compare two stroke and four stroke engines with regard to power output and
thermal efficiency, for the same speed and cylinder capacity.
9. Define Ton of Refrigeration.
10. State the values ofDBT and RH for human comfort in India.
PART B - (5 x 16 =80 Marks)
11. (a) The following perpendicular offsets were taken at 10 m intervals from a
survey line to an irregular boundary line: 3.15 m, 4.30 m, 8.20 m,
6.85 m, 7.60 m, 4.20 m, 5.60 m, and 4.30 ill. Calculate the area enclosed
between the survey line, irregular boundary line, first and last offsets by
trapezoidal rule.
Or
(b) What are the different types of cement? Explain their properties and
uses.
Or
12. (a) Describe with neat sketches:
(i) Anyone type of shallow foundation
(ii) Pile foundation.
(b) Describe with neat sketches
(i) Arch culvert
(ii) T-Beam and Slab Bridge.
13. (a) Draw a neat Layout of a typical Steam Power Plant and explain the
various circuits involved.
Or
(b) With the help of suitable sketches, explain the working of a Reciprocating
Pump. What are the advantages of centrifugal pumps over reciprocating
pumps?
14. (a) Explain the working of a two stroke Petrol engine. What are the merits
and demerits of two stroke engines?

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Or
(b) Explain the- principle of working of a four stroke Diesel engine with
suitable sketches. What are the merits and demerits of four stroke
engines?
15. (a) With the help of flow diagram explain the principle of working of a
vapour compression refrigeration system. Compare vapour absorption
refrigeration with vapour compression refrigeration.
Or
(b) With a neat sketch, explain in detail the working of a window type room
air conditioner.

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Question Paper Code: U4008

B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBERIDECEMBER 2009
Second Semester
Electronics and Communication Engineering
GE 2152 - BASIC CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(Common to Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Information Technology, Computer
Science and Engineering and Instrumentation and Control Engineering)
(Regulation 2008)
Time: Three hours Maximum: 100 Marks
PART A- (10 x 2 = 20 Marks)
1. What is the principle of surveying?
2. Differentiate WCBfrom RB.
3. Define safe bearing capacity of soil.
4. What is Poisson's ratio?
5. List the types of dams.
6. Give the classification of power plants.
7. What is the principle of centrifugal pump?
8. What is meant by two stroke cycle engine?
9. Define the term refrigeration.
10. Mention the applications of refrigeration.
PART B - (5 x 16 =80 Marks)
11. (a) (i) Draw a neat sketch of a dumpy level and indicates its parts. (8)
(ii) Explain how reciprocal levelling is carried out in case of
obstruction. (8)
Or
(b) (i) What are the requirements of a good building stone? (5)
(ii) What is the chemical composition of cement? (5)
(iii) List the types of cement and the various tests carried out on
ordinary Portland cement. (6)
12. (a) Enumerate different types of foundations you would recommend under
different situations and soil conditions. Explain them briefly. (16)
Or
(b) Draw a typical vertical section of a wall through openings, and show
various important elements of construction. (16)
13. (a) Explain the working of a single acting single stage reciprocating pump
with a neat sketch. Name the main parts. (16)
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Or
(b) Explain the construction and working of a centrifugal pump with a neat
sketch. (16)
14. (a) Describe the working of four stroke cycle petrol engine with neat
sketches. (16)
Or
(b) Compare two-stroke engine with four-stroke engine. (16)
15. (a) Explain with a line diagram the construction and working of a vapour
compression system of refrigeration. (16)
Or
(b) How are vapour refrigerators classified? Explain their operation. Mention
the names of vapours used in vapour refrigerators. (16)

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