An Introduction to Geology, Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Volcanoes and other igneous activity, Weathering and soils, Sedimentary rocks, Metamorphic rocks, Running water, Groundwater, Earthquakes and earth's interior, Plate tectonics.
Engineering geology deals with the ways in which the ground impinges on engineering. The module provides an understanding of how geology affects civil engineering. It is aimed to provide a foundation in geology, so the students will be able to talk knowledgeably with geologists and geophysicists or read geological reports that are pertinent to engineering projects.To achieve that, topics on the earth and its crust, minerals and rocks, geological structures, surface process, volcanoes and earthquakes, ground water and geology of Palestine and Gaza Strip will be discussed. At the end of the module students should have an appreciation of how geology is incorporated within the civil engineering design process and how it influences construction and excavation.
An Introduction to Geolgoy
Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks
2 and 3
Volcaneos and other ignous activity
5 and 6
Weathering and soils
8 and 9
Earthquakes and earth's interior
Geology of Palestine
Lutgens, F. K. and Tarbuck, E. J. (2003), “Essentials of Geology”, Eighth Edition, Prentice Hall.
·Legget, R. F. and Hatheway, A. W., (1988), “Geology and Engineering”, Third
·Edition, McGraw Hill Book Company, USA.
·Johnson, R. B. and Degraff, J. V.(1988),”Principles of Engineering Geology”,
·John Wiley and sons.
·Skinner, B. J. and Porter S. C. (1992),”The Dynamic Earth: an introduction to
·physical geology”, Second Edition, John Wiley and sons.
·Mathewson C. C. (1981),”Engineering Geology”, Charles E. Merrill Publishing
·Blyth, F. G. H. (1992), “A Geology for Engineers”, Seventh Edition, ELBS edition, Butler & Tanner Ltd.
The topics in the course will be presented using the overhead and LCD projector and the traditional lecture format. Students are encouraged to attend lectures to ensure that they appreciate what material is considered to be most important. Rock and mineral specimen will brought to students to study. Colored and 3D photos of various process will be shown. Groups of two or three students will be given one or two design projects to practice the principles engineering geology.
Saturday and Wednesday at 1300 to 1400
Sunday and Tuesday at 1100 to 1200
Reports = 5 % for each
Mid Term Exam = 30 % (The Mid Term Exam will be held on 17/4/2007)