SPPU Civil Engineering (Semester 8)
Advanced Foundation Engineering
December 2016
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(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

Solve any one question fromQ.1 and Q.2
1 Explain in brief the I.S code provisions for subsoil exploration of canals.
6 M

2 Explain any case study of failure of foundation reposted in literature.
6 M

Solve any one question fromQ.3 and Q.4
3 Explain the cyclic load test for design fo piles. Also, comment on separation of point resistance and skin resistance with the help of cyclic load test.
6 M

4 Write a short note on 'Testing and design of piles subjected to tensite loads.
6 M

Solve any one question fromQ.5 and Q.6
5 Draw a neat sketch of under reamed pile foundation and Explain the design steps, when it is subjected to tensile loads.
8 M

6 Draw a neat sketch of sand drains. Also, comment on design criterias of sand drains.
8 M

Solve any one question fromQ.7(a,b) and Q.8(a,b)
7(a) What is raft foundation? Explain the conventional method for design of raft foundation.
8 M
7(b) What arethe components of total settlement of Isolated footing? Explain how they are estimated
8 M

8(a) Explain the I.S code provisions for the design of raft foundations.
8 M
8(b) Explain the skemptons equations for the estimation of net ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations.
8 M

Solve any one question fromQ.9(a,b) and Q.10(a,b)
9(a) Explain how the depth of well foundation and ultimate bearing capacity is determined using Terzagh's analysis.
9 M
9(b) Draw a typical section of a rockfill dam and state the advantages and disadvantages of rockfill dam.
8 M

10(a) Explain the design guidelines for well foundation for the components
i) well curb
ii) cuttings edge
iii) skin friction
iv) Bottom plug
9 M
10(b) Compare the IS code and FRC provisions for the design of well foundation.
8 M

Solve any one question fromQ.11(a,b) and Q.12(a,b)
11(a) Explain the stress distribution in the vicinity of vertical shaft in an elastic equilibrium with respect to
i) vertical stress
ii) horiziontal radial stress and
iii) horiziontal circumferencial stress.
9 M
11(b) Explain how load on negative projecting conduit is estimated.
8 M

12(a) What are the various types of positive projecting conduits. Explain in detail with sketches.
9 M
12(b) Write a short note on imperfect ditch conduit.
8 M

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