Engineering Geology

 

 

The Islamic University of Gaza

 Faculty of Engineering

 

 Civil Engineering Department

Engineering Geology ECIV 2204 Spring 2007

 

 

 

(The Mid Term Exam will be held on 17/4/2007)

 

 

 

 

 

The Allocated Rooms for the Mid Term Exam

 

Room No.

Group

Tuesday, 17-4-2007, 1100 to 1230

Engineering Geology

ECIV 2204

K301

101

K302

102

K303

103

L103

201

 

Previous Mid-Term Exams: 2004, 2005
 

 

 

 

Instructor: Dr. Mamoun Alqedra, Ext (1070), email: malqedra@iugaza.edu.ps, Office: B503

 

 
 
 
 

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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.

COURSE OUTLINES

No.

content

week

1

An Introduction to Geolgoy

1

2

 

 

 

 

Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks

2 and 3

3

Igneous Rocks

4

4

Volcaneos and other ignous activity

5 and 6

5

Weathering and soils

7

6

Sedimentary rocks

8 and 9

7

Metamorphic rocks

10

8

Earthquakes and earth's interior

11

9

Running water

12

10

Groundwater

13

11

Geological Structures

14

12

Geology of Palestine

15

TEXT BOOK:

Lutgens, F. K. and Tarbuck, E. J. (2003), “Essentials of Geology”, Eighth Edition, Prentice Hall.

SUGGESTED REFERENCES:  

· 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

· Company, USA.

· Blyth, F. G. H. (1992), “A Geology for Engineers”, Seventh Edition, ELBS edition, Butler & Tanner Ltd.

 

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TEACHING METHOD

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.

OFFICE HOURS

Saturday and Wednesday at 1300 to 1400

Sunday and Tuesday at 1100 to 1200

COURSE GRADE:  

Reports = 5 % for each

Mid Term Exam = 30 %  (The Mid Term Exam will be held on 17/4/2007)

Final Examination = 65 %

 

 
 

 

 

 

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