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Engineering Geology

  • Course Code :
    SCM 313
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Structural Engineering & Construction Management

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Area of Study :

• Understand fundamentals of earth formation • Comprehend the fundamental principles of rock mechanics for the solution of practical Engineering problems and ability to recognize types of rock, joints and discontinuities. • Identify the fundamental geological features and various problems associated with the rock formations • Explore the fundamental definitions of soil properties • Develop skills for analyzing experimental data and working in teams • Share ideas and work in a team.

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Engineering Geology

Engineering classification and properties of minerals and rocks, Nature and properties of the earth’s crust, Faults, folds, joints and joint systems, Earthquakes : centre, waves, the centre of the earth, Geologic map of Egypt, Building materials, Concrete materials (aggregates and cement), Geophysics applied in civil engineering, Ground water : distribution G.W, motion of G.W., G.W. Level ,G.W. Pollution ,Problems related to extraction of G.W., Weathering problems ,Field visits to geologic sites.

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Engineering Geology

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Explain the fundamentals of rock cycle
2- Define the geological properties of different rock types (Petrography).
3- Classify the various engineering properties of rocks
4- Identify the main laboratory testing on intact rocks and interpret of the test results.
5- Representing stress state of rock in Mohr circle
6- Define the main and basic definitions of soil properties

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Ability to define and solve problems
2- Ability to analyze experimental data

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Using of laboratory devices
2- Writing technical reports

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Ability to work in a team
2- Ability to share ideas and communicate with others
3- d3 Ability to deal with others according to the rules of the professional Ethics

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Engineering Geology

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Formation of Earth 2 2 1
Rock Cycle and types of Rocks 8 8 4
Geological features 2 2 1
Engineering properties of Rocks, laboratory testing of rocks, normal, shear stresses and Mohr circle. 8 8 4
Soil Formation and different soil deposits 4 4 2
Basic properties of soil and basic definitions 4 4 2

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