Engineering Geology (CE1313)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

A Geology For Engineers, F.G.H. Blyth And M.H. De Freitas, 7th Edition 

Reference Book(s)

Principles Of Physical, Geology, Arthur Holmes, 4th Revised Edition

Geology For Civil Engineers, Marcus Matthew And Noel Simon, 2nd Edition 

Course Objectives

1. To understand composition of various minerals, rock and their properties. 2. To develop a skills for application of geology to engineering problems.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Understand the basic concept of geology.

CLO:2            Understand the formation of rocks and structural features of stratas.

CLO:3            Have knowledge about landscape, earthquakes and tunneling.

CLO:4            Apply acquired knowledge in civil engineering projects.

CLO:5            Have skills to understand geological survey maps.

Course Contents

Introduction

  • Introduction to various branches of geology

  • Origin and internal constitution of the earth

Rocks and Minerals, Structural Features

  • Main groups

  • Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

  • Important minerals and ores

  • Rock cycle

  • Glaciers and glaciations

  • Dip, strike, folds, faults, joints, unconformities conformable and un conformable series of strata

  • Effects of folding

  • Faulting and jointing on civil engineering projects and their recognition in the field

Weathering and Erosion, Volcanoes

  • Agents of weathering and erosion

  • Weathering classification

  • Cycle of erosion, normal, glacial and marine erosion

  • Land forms

  • Mass wasting

  • Formation of meanders and ox-bow lakes

  • Formation of volcanoes

  • Causes of volcanoes

  • Nature and types of volcanic eruptions

  • Products of eruptions

  • Types of volcanoes

  • Geysers

Landslides

  • Definition, causes of landslides

  • Classification of landslides

  • Preventive measures against landslides

Earthquakes

  • Definition and related technical terms

  • Causes of earthquake

  • Classification of earthquakes

  • Earthquake or seismic waves

  • Mechanism of earthquake

  • Measuring of earthquake intensity (modified mercali intensity scale)

  • Effects of earthquake and protective measures against earthquake

Tunneling

  • Engineering geology of tunnels

  • Geological survey prior to tunneling

  • Lining of tunnels and their section

  • Selection of tunnel site and its requirements

Geological Survey Maps

  • Physical method of subsurface mapping

  • Exploratory geological surveys at engineering sites

Engineering Applications

  • Importance of geology for civil engineering projects,

  • Important building stones and other construction materials.

  • Geology of aquifers, wells, springs, streams and ground water conditions, hydrologic cycle.

  • Role of geology in selection of sites for dams, reservoirs and pertinent geological investigations.

  • Geology of foundations, cutting tunnels, highways, airfields and bridges

 

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

CLO’s       

CLO-1

(Basic Concept of Geology)

CLO-2

(Structural Features of Stratas)

CLO-3

 (Study of earthquakes, landscape, Tunneling)

CLO-4

(Application)

CLO-5

 (Skills for Geological Survey Maps)

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

CLO:5

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

 

 

Quizzes (15-20%)

 

 

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

 

Final Exam (40-45%)