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06CV32

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Third Semester B.E. Degree Examination, June/July 2014

Materials of Construction
Time: 3 hrs.

Max. Marks:100

Important Note : 1. On completing your answers, compulsorily draw diagonal cross lines on the remaining blank pages.
2. Any revealing of identification, appeal to evaluator and /or equations written eg, 42+8 = 50, will be treated as malpractice.

Note: Answer FIVE full questions, selecting

at least TWO questions from each part.
PART A
a. What are the qualities of good building stones? Explain them briefly.
b. What are the requirements of an ideal preservative used in stones?
c. List the advantages of artificial stones.

(08 Marks)
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a. Describe various types of tiles and their uses.

b. What are the characteristics of good bricks used in brick masonry?
c. Explain the process of burning bricks in clamps.

(08 Marks)
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a. What is meant by seasoning of timber? What are its objects? Mention different methods and
explain any one method in detail.
(10 Marks)
(05 Marks)
b. What are the various defects in timber due to natural forces?
c. What are plywoods? Mention their uses.
(05 Marks)

a. Bring out the important differences between fat lime and hydraulic lime.
b. Briefly explain the practical tests for limestones.
c. Mention any six types of cements and their use.

(08 Marks)
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PART B
a. What are the tests conducted for physical properties of cement? Explain any two of them.
(08 Marks)

b. What do you understand by grade of cement? Mention different grades cements that are
available in the market?
(06 Marks)
c. Bring out the difference between segregation and bleeding of concrete. Mention their
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undesirable effects.
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a. What is fineness modulus? Determine the fineness modulus of sand for the given data:
SIEVE SIZE (mm)
WEIGHT OF SAND IN EACH SIEVE (Grams)
4.75
30
2.36
110
1.18
110
0.60
200
0.30
360
0.15
190
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b. Define the following (Any six)

(i) Water-cement ratio
(iv) Creep in
concrete
(v) Shrinkage
(vii) Non-destructive testing
(viii) Bulking of sand
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c. What is curing? What are its objects? List the various methods of curing.
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a. Define workability and explain briefly the various factors affecting workability. What are
(10 Marks)
the tests conducted on concrete to access workability.
b. Explain the factors affecting the strength of concrete.
(10 Marks)

a. Mention the properties and uses of various types of glass.

b. Mention the objects of painting. What are the characteristics of ideal paint?
c. Write a brief note on plastic as an engineering material.

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