Origin and development
Geologic Mapping and Remote Sensing:
Topographic maps, geologic maps, preparation of geologic sections, aerial photographs, LIDAR, SAR, GIS (3 lectures + 1 laboratory)
Chemical analysis of rocks and minerals, rock and soil minerals, physical properties of minerals, susceptibility of minerals to alteration, basics of optical mineralogy, SEM, XRD
Classification of Soil and Rock:
Types of rock and origin: Igneous (extrusive and intrusive), sedimentary and metamorphic, ternary diagrams, definitions (structure, texture)
Igneous Rock:
Agents, structure, texture, IUGG classification of intrusive and extrusive rocks
Metamorphic Rock:
Causes of metamorphism (stress, temperature, tectonism, pore fluid), recrystallization, phase change, structure and texture
Sedimentary Rock:
Sedimentation environments, structure, textural classification of siliclastic and carbonate rock
Soil Formation:
Weathering processes, transportation and sedimentation processes, structure, texture and classification, surficial deposits and landforms
Subsurface exploration:
Intrusive and non intrusive sub-surface investigation, drilling and sampling, geophysical methods, geologic investigations for site selection of dams, reservoirs, tunnels, bridges and highways
Engineering Properties of Soil and Rock:
Engineering properties (density, unit weight, porosity), strength, index measurements for soil and rock (SPT blow count, RQD, RMR, Point Load Index), relationships of index measurements with strength of soil and rock.
Strength Behavior of Soil and Rock:
Stress and strain in rock, Mohr’s Circle, concept of effective stress, failure of soil and rock, fracturing of rock, folds, faults and joints in rock, shear failure of soil and rock, consequences of failure (landslides, earthquakes, subsidence)
Subsurface water:
Sources, aquifer, aquiclude, water table, Artesian groundwater in soil and rock, springs, hydraulic conductivity and its measurement, Darcy’s law, well hydraulics, well yield, water capacity of rock, lowering of water table and subsidence, salt water intrusion in coastal areas
Geologic and seismotectonic setting of India:
Geologic provinces of India and their surficial and subsurface geology, seismotectonics of the Indian plate, seismic zones of India
Geological Hazards:
Major geological hazards Geological considerations in design of constructed facilities and infrastructure, causes and classification of landslides, stability assessment for soil and rock slopes, mitigation of landslide hazard, effect of earthquakes on constructed facilities and infrastructure, geotechnical and structural considerations in mitigation of earthquake hazard.

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Course Curriculum

Introduction to Engineering Geology Details 59:53
Geologic Structures Details 59:59
Geologic Maps and Stratigraphic Sections Details 59:56
Remote Sensing in Engineering Geology Details 59:58
Physical Properties of Minerals Details 59:54
Crystallography and Optical Properties Details 1:31
Chemical Characteristics of Minerals Details 59:55
Origin And Types of Rocks Details 59:49
Origin And Types of Soils Details 1:31
Igneous Rocks Details 59:57
Sedimentary Rocks Details 59:13
Metamorphic Rocks Details 1:3
Weathering Details 59:55
Sediment Transport and Deposition Details 59:46
Introduction to Subsurface Exploration Details 59:56
Introduction to Subsurface Exploration I Details 59:56
Sampling and Non – Intrusive Methods Details 1:29
Index Properties and Classification of Soils Details 1:20
Index Properties of Rock and Rock Mass Details 1:30
Stress-Strain Behavior of Soil and Rock Details 59:56
Stress-Strain Behavior of Soil and Rock – II Details 59:50
In-situ State of Stress Details 59:55
Geologic Considerations in Tunneling Details 59:54
Geologic Considerations in Dam Construction Details 59:48
Groundwater – Preliminaries Details 59:54
Groundwater Flow Details 59:56
Groundwater Flow – II Details 59:53
Groundwater Related Engineering Issues Details 1:19
Groundwater Over Utilization Details 1:32
Plate Tectonics Details 59:58
Plate Tectonics – 2 and Earthquake Details 59:55
Earthquake Hazard Assessment Details 1:23
Geologic Hazards – Seismicity and Volcanism Details 59:56
Geologic Hazards – Shoreline Processes I Details 1:1
Geologic Hazards – Shoreline Processes II Details 59:52
Geologic Hazards – Landslide Hazards – Zoning III Details 59:53
Geologic Hazards Subsidence , Collapsible Soils IV Details 59:53
Preparation of Geologic Sections Details 59:50
Index testing of soil & rocks Details 59:56
Identification of minerals and rock samples Details 59:54

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