AG151 Engineering Geology Syllabus - Civil Engineering - Anna University




AG151 Engineering Geology 3 0 0 100

GENERAL GEOLOGY:
Geology in Civil Engineering - Branches of geology - Earth Structure and composition - Elementary knowledge on continental drift and plate techtonics. Earth processes - Weathering - Work of rivers, wind and sea and their engineering importance - Earthquake belts in India. Groundwater - Mode of occurence - prospecting - importance in civil engineering.

MINERALOGY:
Elementary knowledge on symmetry elements of important crystallographic systems - physical properties of minerals - study of the following rock forming minerals - Quartz family. Feldpar family, Augite, Hornblende, Biotite, Muscovite, Calcite, Garnet - properties, behaviour and engineering significance of clay minerals - Fundamentals of process of formation of ore minerals - Coal and Petroleum - Their origin and occurence in India.

PETROLOGY:
Classification of rocks - Distinction between Igneous, Sedimentatary and Metamorphic rocks. Decription occurence, engineering properties and distribution of following rocks. Igneous rocks - Granite, Syenite, Diorite,
Gabbro, Pegmatite, Dolerite and Basalt Sedimentary rocks sandstone, Limestone, Shale Conglo, Conglomerate and breccia. Metamorphic rocks, Quartzite, Marble, Slate, Thyllite, Gniess and Schist.

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICAL METHOD:
Attitude of beds - Outcrops - Geological maps - study of structures - Folds, Faults and points - Their bearing on engineering Construction. Seismic and Electrical methods for Civil Engineering investigations.

GEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING:
Remote sensing techniques - study of air photos and satellite images - Interpretation for Civil Engineering Projects - Geological conditions necessary for construction of Dams, Tunnels, Buildings, Road cuttings, Lad slides - causes and preventions. Sea erosion and coastal Protection.


AG151 Engineering Geology 3 0 0 100
Text Books:
1. Parbin Singh, " Engineering and General Geology ", Katson Publication House, 1987.
2. Krynine and Judd, " Engineering Geology and Geotechniques ",
McGraw Hill Book Company, 1990.
References:
1. Legeet, " Geology and Engineering ", McGraw Hill Book Company, 1998.
2. Blyth, " Geology for Engineers ", ELBS, 1995.


Reference: www.annauniv.edu


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