B.E. Civil Engineering:Engineering Geology and Rock MechanicsThapar University
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First Year: Semester-I
First Year: Semester-II
Electrical and Electronic Science
Second Year- Semester - I
Numerical and Statistical Methods
Measurement Science and Techniques
Building Materials and Construction
Second Year- Semester – II
Material Science and Engineering
Power Generation and Economics
Architecture and Building Drawings
Reinforced Concrete Design
Human Values, Ethics and IPR
Third Year- Semester – I
Hydrology and Ground Water
Water Supply Engineering
Advanced Structural Analysis
Steel Structural Design
Survey Camp (4 weeks- after second year during summer vacations
Third Year- Semester – II
Project Planning and Estimation
Sewerage and Sewage Treatment
Advanced Structural Design
Fourth Year- Semester – I
Computer Application in Civil Engineering
Fourth Year- Semester – II
Total Quality Management
Elements of Earthquake Engineering
Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
Divisions of Geology, Importance of Engg. Geology, Geology applied to civil engg. practices.
Weathering: Agents and effects, Geological works of rivers, wind, glaciers as agents of erosion, transportation and deposition, resulting features and engineering importance.
Minerals: Identification and physical properties.
Rocks: Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, their formation and structures. Classification of rocks for engineering purposes, Rock Quality Designation (RQD).Structural Geology: Stratification, dip and strike.
Unconformities: Causes, types.
Folds: Definition, parts of a fold, classification, causes, relation to engg. operations.
Faults: Definition, parts of a fault, classification, causes, relation to engg. purposes.
Joints: Definition, attitude, joint set, joint systems, classification, relation to Engg. operations.
Geological considerations in the Engineering projects like tunnels, highways, foundations, dams, reservoirs.
Geology of India.
Earthquakes: Definition, terminology, causes, earthquake waves, intensity, recording of earthquakes, seismic zones in India, factors to be considered and methods in earthquake proof construction.
Earth movements: Landslides and land subsidence, elementary idea about classification, factors causing landslides and land subsidence.
Preventive measures for landslides viz retaining walls, slope treatment, chemical stabilization and drainage control.
Engineering Properties of Rocks and their Laboratory Measurement: Uniaxial compression test, tensile test, permeability test, shear test, effect of size, shape of specimen, rate of testing and confining pressure; stress strain curves for typical rocks. Strength of intact and fissured rocks.
Effect of anisotropy, influence of un-saturation and temperature on strength. In-situ determination of Engineering Properteis of Rock Masses : Necessity of in-situ tests, uniaxial load tests in tunnels and open excavations, cable tests, flat jack test, shear tests, pressure tunnel test.
Simple methods of determining in-situ stresses: bore hole over coring technique, Bore hole deformation gauges.
Improvement in Properties of Rock masses by Pressure grouting for dams and tunnels, rock reinforcement and rock bolting.
List of Practicals:
1. Study of minerals-hand specimens.
2. Study of rocks-hand specimens.
3. Field description of rocks for engineering practices.
4. Study of elements of symmetry and Crystal systems with crystal models.
5. Study of Geological Maps.
6. Dip and strike problems.
7. Study of optical properties of minerals.