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VTU SYLLABUS 2010 (Civil) APPLIED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY 10CV36 Engineering
APPLIED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
Sub Code : 10 CV-36 IA Marks : 25
Hrs/ Week : 04 Exam Hours : 03
Total Hrs. : 52 Exam Marks : 100
PART – A
Unit: 1 - INTRODUCTION:
Geology and its role in the field of civil engineering. Earth: Its internal
structure and composition. – 2 hours
Description and identification of Rock forming minerals and Ores, based on
physical and special properties;
Quartz and its varieties; Feldspar group; Mica group; carbonate group;
Hornblende, Augite, Olivine, Asbestos, Kaolin, Talc, Gypsum, Garnet,
Magnetite, Hematite, Limonite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrolusite, Psilomalane,
Chromite, Galena, Bauxite. – 6 hours
Unit: 2- PETROLOGY:
Rocks as fundamental units and building materials of the earth crust and their
engineering applications: As building stones, road metals and stones for
decoration, pavement, cladding, roofing, flooring, concreting and foundation
Igneous rocks: Origin, classification (chemical and textural), mode of
occurrence; Identification and description of Granite, Syenite, Diorite,
Gabbro, Dunite; Pegmatite, Porphiries, Dolerite; Rhyolite, Basalt and
Sedimentary rocks: Origin, classification, primary structures and description
of Sandstones, Conglomerate, Breccia, Shale, Limestones and Laterite.
Metamorphic rocks: Kinds of metamorphism, description of Gneiss,
Quartzite, Marble, Slate, Phyllite and Schists. – 6 hours
Epigene and Hypgene geological agents; rock weathering and its types; Soil
formation, types, erosion and remedial measures; Geological action of rivers
with different drainage patterns; Geological action of wind. – 5 hours
Earthquakes- seismic waves, seismograph, causes, effects, seismic zones,
shield areas and seismic resisting structures. Coastal zones, coastal
landforms, continental shelf, continental rise, continental slope, abyssal plain,
mid-oceanic ridges, trenches, tsunamis. Land slides; causes, effects and
remedial measures – 5 hours
Unit: 5- ROCK MECHANICS:
Stress, strain and deformational effects on different rocks; Out crop, Dip,
strike and escarpment, Clinometer-compass- Joints, faults, folds and
unconformities their effects on civil engineering structures. – 6 hours
Unit:6- ENGINEERING GEOLOGY:
Geotechnical investigations for civil engineering projects: Study of
toposheets and geological maps, importance of lithological and structural
features studies for the construction of Dams, Reservoirs, Tunnels, Bridges
and Highways – 6 hours
Hydrological cycle; distribution of ground water in the earth crust; properties
of water bearing geological formation: Aquifers and their types; selection of
sites for well locations and spacing of wells; geological, hydrological and
geophysical (electrical resistivity) investigations for ground water
exploration; artificial recharge of groundwater methods and rain water
harvesting. Sea water intrusion and remedial measures. – 9 hours
Unit:8- GEOMATICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY:
Introduction to remote sensing (RS), geographical information system (GIS)
and global positioning system (GPS); land sate imageries, stereoscopes and
their applications in civil engineering. Impact of quarrying, mining and dams
on Environment. Quality of ground water in different geological terrain. – 7
QUESTION PAPER PATTERN:
Question paper shall be consisting of eight full questions, selecting four from
The student has to answer any five, selecting at least two from each part.
Each question carry 20 marks.
1. Text book of Geology by P.K. Mukerjee, World Press Pvt. Ltd.
1. Foundations of Engineering Geology,by Tony Waltham (3rd
Ed.) Universities Press.
2. Structural Geology (3rd Ed.)by M. P. Billings, Published by
Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi
3. Text of Engineering and General Geology by Parbin Singh,
Published by S. K. Kataria and Sons, New Delhi.
4. Rock Mechanics for Engineers by Dr B.P.Verma, Khanna
Publishers, New Delhi.
5. Engineering Geology for Civil Engineering by D. Venkata
Reddy, Oxford and IBH Publishing Company, New Delhi.
6. Ground water geology by Todd D.K. John Wiley and Sons,
7. Remote sensing Geology by Ravi P Gupta, Springer Verilag,
8. Physical Geology by Arthur Holmes, Thomson Nelson and
9. Environmental Geology by K. S. Valdiya, Tata Mc Graw
10. A text book of Engineering Geology by Chenna Kesavulu,
Mac Millan India Ltd.
11. Remote sensing and GIS by M.Anji Reddy.
12. Ground water assessment, development and management by
K.R.Karanth, Tata Mc Graw Hills