Engineering Geology

Engineering geology is the application of the geological sciences to engineering study for the purpose of assuring that the geological factors regarding the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and accounted for.

Unit-1: Rocks

1.1 Surface Introduction of Geology

1.2 Importance of Geological Knowledge in Civil Engineering

1.3 Rocks

1.4 Igneous Rocks

1.5 Sedimentary Rocks

1.6 Metamorphic Rocks

1.7 Stratification and Bedding

1.8 Lamination

1.9 Outcrop and its Relation to Topography

1.10 Dip and Strike

1.11 Overlap

1.12 Inlier and Outlier

1.13 Building Stones

1.14 Engineering Properties of Rocks

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Unit-2: Minerals

2.1 Minerals

2.2 Rock Forming Minerals

2.3 Alkali-aggregate Reaction

2.4 Grouting

2.5 Pozzolana

2.6 Mineral Constituents of Sedimentary Rocks

2.7 Mineral Constituents of Metamorphic Rocks

2.8 Mineral Constituents of Igneous Rocks

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Unit-3: Rock Deformation

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Folds

3.3 Causes of Folding

3.4 Civil Engineering Considerations

3.5 Faults

3.6 Engineering Considerations

3.7 Importance of Faults

3.8 Joints

3.9 Unconformities

3.10 Recognition of Unconformities

3.11 Landslides

3.12 Earthquakes

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Unit-4: Principles of Geological Exploration

4.1 Principle of Geophysical Exploration Methods

4.2 Method Involved in Geophysical Exploration for Surface Exploration

4.3 Underground Water

4.4 Aquifers

4.5 Aquiclude & Aquifuge

4.6 Artesian Wells

4.7 Underground Provinces in India

4.8 Dam

4.9 Reservoirs

4.10 Bridge

4.11 Tunnels

4.12 Highway

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