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AU Engineering Geology Sem III
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1 Unit 1 General Geology Importance of geology from civil engineering point of view, Branches of geology, Weathering and soils: Soil profile, Erosion and soil formation, types of Indian soils, Land forms produced by, running water, and glaciers, Land forms produced by wind, sea waves and currents, Ground water: origin, groundwater table, porosity and permeability, Aquifers and groundwater moment and water bearing properties of rocks VIEW CHAPTERS
2 Unit 2 Petrology&Minorlorgy Petrology: Definition of rock and rock formation, Rocks- classification, Structure, texture and mineralogical composition, Types of rocks-Ingenious rocks: Granite, synite, dolerite, gabro, diorite, basalt, Sedimentary rocks, dykes and sills: Breccia, conglomerate, Sandstone, Shale, limestone, Metamorphic rocks: Gneiss, khondalite, schist, slate, marble, quartzite, charnokite, Engineering properties of rocks, Weathering of rocks, Mineralogy: physical properties: form, color, luster, cleavage, fracture, hardness and specific gravity, Study of important rock forming minerals: Silicate sturcutres, Quartz, feldspars, pyroxenes, amphiboles, micas and clays VIEW CHAPTERS
3 Unit 3 Statigraphy & Structural geology Statigraphy: Time scale, Major geological formations of India, Achaeans, Cuddapahs, Vindyans, Gondwanas and Deccan Traps, Mineral resources of Andhra Pradesh, Structural geology: Elements of structural geology- Strike, dip, plunge, Clinometer compass and Brunton Compass, Classification of folds, faults and joints, Geological methods of Investigations: Geological formations, preparation of geological maps, structural features and groundwater parameters, Natural Hazards: Earthquakes origin and distribution, Volcanoes, Landslides and mass moment, Tsunamis VIEW CHAPTERS
4 Unit 4 Remote sensing and Geophysical methods Remote sensing: Introduction, electromagnetic spectrum, aerial photo, types of aerial photos and flight planning, Aerial mosaics, Elements of photo interpretation, Satellite remote sensing, Satellites, sensors and data products, Principles of GIS, RS and GIS applications to Civil Engineering -Town planning, dams and reservoirs, linear structures and environmental monitoring, Geophysical methods: principles of geophysical methods, electrical, Seismic, Gravity and magnetic, Principle of Resistivity method and configurations, Applications of Resistivity method in prediction of soil profile, hard rock and ground water table, Principles of Seismic refraction and reflections methods and their applications to Civil Engineering problems VIEW CHAPTERS
5 Unit 5 Geological applications to Civil Engineering Structures Role of engineering geologist in planning, design and construction stages in Civil Engineering works, Geological investigations for dams and reservoirs, Geological investigations for bridges and Multi- storied structures, Geological investigations for highways, air fields and railway lines, Geological investigations for tunnels and coastal structures(Seawalls, groins an bulkheads), Environmental geo VIEW CHAPTERS
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