CE1201 – APPLIED GEOLOGY
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UNIT I GENERAL GEOLOGY 9
Geology in civ il Engineering – Branches of geology – Earth Structures and composition
– Elementary knowledge on continental drift and plate technologies – Earth processes –
Weathering – Work of rivers, wind and sea and their engineering importance –
Earthquake belts in India – Groundwater – Mode of occurrence – Prospecting –
importance in civil engineering
UNIT II MINERALOGY 9
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 occurrence
UNIT III PETROLOGY 9
Classification of rocks – Distinction between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic
rocks – Description occurrence, 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 – Quartizite, marble, slate, phyllite, gniess and schist.
UNIT IV STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICAL METHOD 9
Attitude of beds – Outcrops – Introduction to geological maps Study of structures –
Folds, faults and joints – Their bearing on engineering construction – Seismic and
electrical methods for civil engineering investigations.
UNIT V GEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 9
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 – Land slides – Causes and preventions – Sea
erosion and coastal protection.
1. Parbin Singh, “Engineering and General Geology”, Katson Publication House,
2. Krynine and Judd, “Engineering Geology and Geotechniques”, McGraw-Hill
Book Company, 1990
1. Legeet, “Geology and Engineering”, McGraw-Hill Book Company 1998
2. Blyth, “Geology for Engineers”, ELBS, 1995.
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