Tojin Pushpendra Kumar Certified Buyer. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The book explains applied geology and geophysical methods and investigative practices to assess the suitability of the site for the type of construction being planned. Principals of Engineering Geology Students of civil and mining engineering need a bzngar understanding of engineering geology to make informed decisions about various aspects of construction. Aug 18, Naveen S rated it it was amazing.

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Earth Sciences The sciences which deal with one or more aspects of earth are grouped together as Earth sciences. Geology The science that deals with the study of the earth. It includes scientific studies dealing with the origin, age, the structure of the earth, evolution, modification and extinction of various surface and sub-surface features like mountains, valleys. Sub Divisions of Geology 1. Physical Geology: Science which deals with the origin, development of various surface features of the earth and also with its internal structure.

The role played by internal agents and external agents like water, rain, air, wind i. Geo-morphology: The science which deals with the study of surface features of the earth is called geomorphology. Mineralogy: Minerals are the building units of the solid crust of the earth. It is that branch of geology that deals with formation, occurrence, aggregation, properties and uses of minerals.

Petrology: It is the study of rocks. Minerals occurring in the natural aggregated form are called rocks. These are also the building units of earth.

Formation of different types of rocks, occurrence, geological distribution of rock is all studied. Historical Geology: It deals with past history of the earth. Rocks may be treated as pages of earth history. They contain within them enough evidence indicative of nature and time of their formation, composition and constitution.

Economic Geology: It is the science that deals with those minerals and rocks that can be exploited for the benefit of man.

Geochemistry: It deals with the chemical composition of the earth. Geophysics: In this branch of science important principles and methods of physics are applied to solve geological problems. Geo-hydrology: It deals with the water present on the earth surface. Mining geology: It is that branch of geology that is applied to mining practices for exploration and exploitation of economic mineral resources. Engineering geology: The branch deals with geotechnical studies of sites and locations for major engineering projects.

Rock mechanics: the study of the behaviour of rocks under various types of loads imposed on them. Geo-mechanics: The study of natural force as acting on earth on global and regional levels. Metrology: The study of the atmosphere in all its aspects. Oceanography: This is used for unknown reserves that can be explored and exploited for the benefit of mankind. Engineering geology deals with the application of geology for a safe, stable and economic design and construction of a civil engineering project.

Basic objects: 1. It enables a civil engineer to understand engineering aspects of certain conditions related to an area of construction which are essentially geological in nature.

It enables a geologist to understand the nature of geological information that is essential for safe design and construction of civil engineering projects. The scope of engineering geology with reference to major activities of a civil engineer are construction, water resource development and town and regional planning. Geology in construction jobs Geology in construction Full geological information about the site of construction or excavation and about the natural materials of construction is important.

Planning: Following geological information is greatly useful in proper planning of engineering projects. Topographical map. Geological map. These maps also give an idea about the availability of the material of that area. Designing: Type of dam chosen the design of that particular dam would be depicted mostly by geological conditions of the site. The geological characters that have a direct and indirect effect on the design of the proposed object are: a. Existence of hard bed rock.

Mechanical properties. Structural weakness as joints and folds. Position of the ground water table or seismic character of an area. Construction: The selection and proper use of the right material. Geology in town and regional planning The primary aim is to derive maximum benefits from the natural environment with minimal disturbance. Share this Article -.


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Condition: New. Geology studies the various features and phenomena of the Earth. Engineering Geology is a discipline that studies the practical application of the principles of geology as relevant to construction engineering. Engineering geology studies those factors of the land that can interact with and affect the human made structures that are put up on it. Engineers use the principles of geology to study the soil and rock mechanics, analyze the features of the land and assess risk factors. They study soil and rock quality, the land stability, potential for landslides and flooding, and seismic risk factors among others. They need to go into these factors before they can make a decision as to whether it is safe to build the structure at the site and also to decide on the materials to use and the style of construction.


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