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BUILDING MATERIALS III (AR2253)

Question Bank
Part A (2 Marks)
UNIT I
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Define cement
What is the composition of Portland cement?
Name any four types of cement
What is a clinker?
What is the purpose of adding gypsum while manufacturing cement?
What is rapid hardening cement? How does it differ from ordinary Portland cement?
Distinguish between OPC and PPC.
Write short notes Puzzolana Portland cement
Write short notes High alumina cement
Explain any two tests for cement?
What is the purpose of mixing water in concrete?
What are the specifications of good sand for general use in buildings?
What is bulking of sand? How does it affect concrete mix?
Enumerate the various impurities in water having deleterious effects on concrete

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UNIT II
What do you mean by normal consistency? What is its significance? How is it tested?
Describe the setting of cement and hardening of cement.
Write short notes on Hydration of cement
What are the initial and final setting times of cement? What is their importance?
What are the different types of aggregates for making mortar and concrete?
What is concrete and how is it made?
What is water-cement ratio?
What is curing? What is its significance?
What are the different methods of curing?
What is guniting?

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UNIT III
Give examples for Lightweight aggregates
What is an aerated concrete?
Explain the application of no-fines concrete
What are types polymer concrete
What is RCC?
Distinguish pre tension and post tension in pre stressed concrete
Distinguish between reinforced cement concrete (RCC) and fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC)
What is the significance of ready-mixed concrete (RMC)

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UNIT IV
What do you mean by exposed aggregate finish?
Name any four damp proofing materials.
What are the chemical admixtures used for damp proofing?
What is a luminous paint?
Explain the significance of plastic emulsion paint.
Name any four types of flooring.
Explain weathering of finish.

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41. What is a distember?
42. Distinguish between smooth finish and ribbed finish.

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UNIT V
What is the Composition of glass?
What is the reason for glasses in different colors? Give examples.
What are the treatments given for the glass?
List out important properties of glass.
Give any four application of glass in buildings.
Give the uses of glass in building industry
What do you mean by glazing? What are its types?
What is the application of toughened glass?
Part B (2 Marks)
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What are the ingredients of Portland cement? State the function and limits of each of them.
Discuss the shape, size and grading of aggregates.
List out types of cements and specify its special properties
Describe with flow diagrams the dry and wet process of manufacture of cement.
Write an essay on the types of cement.
Discuss the ingredients of cement concrete.
UNIT II
Explain the stages of manufacturing of cement concrete.
Describe the special types of cement concrete.
Describe the construction of formworks.
Define water-cement ratio. How does it influence concrete strength?
Explain workability of cement concrete.
Explain the proportioning in cement manufacturing.
Discuss the role of water and their significance in manufacturing of concrete and curing of concrete.
UNIT III
Explain Lightweight aggregates concrete
Explain aerated concrete
Explain no-fines concrete
Explain polymer concrete and its types
Explain RCC
Explain prestressed concrete
Explain fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC)
Explain ready-mixed concrete (RMC)
UNIT IV
Describe various surface finishing materials.
Discuss the materials used for external rendering.
What is dampness? Discuss the materials used for damp proofing.
Explain the application of various types of paints in cement walls.
Discuss the types of flooring and the laying methods?
UNIT V
Explain the energy conservation methods of using glass in construction.
Discuss briefly manufacturing of glass.
Discuss any eight types of glasses, their properties and their applications in glass industries.
Discuss the applications of glass in building industries.

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