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Courses » Earth Sciences for Civil Engineering - Part II

Earth Sciences for Civil Engineering - Part II

About the course
Introduction to Geological hazards and environmental impact; Importance of Geological Structures in Civil Engineering; Criteria for site selection of dams and tunnels; Active faults and its related hazard in India; Tsunami: Causes and hazard; Landslides: cause, classification, Land subsidence; Floods: Fluvial Landforms, drainage pattern, river morphology, hydrology and types of floods, and flood hazard; Mapping, monitoring and management of geological hazards.

Intended audience

BE/BSc


Prerequisite
None

Course instructor



Prof. Javed N. Malik has finished his Ph. D in 1998 from M. S. University Baroda, Vadodara. Gujarat (Geology). He did his Post-Doctrate (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) from (1999-2001) Hiroshima University, JAPAN. He Joined IIT Kanpur in 2001.

Area of Specialization: Active Tectonics, Paleoseismology and Paleo-tsunami

Current Areas of Research:
  • Active fault mapping and Paleoseismological studies along NW Himalaya and Kachchh
  • Paleo-Tsunami studies in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Collaboration with Japan, US and France – related to earthquake and tsunami studies

Research Projects:
  • Active tectonic investigation along northwestern Himalayan foothill zone, sponsored by DST
  • Active fault mapping and paleoseismic investigations in Kachchh region. Gujarat, by OYO International Japan.
  • Active Tectonic investigations around South-Middle Andaman and Car Nicobar Islands, A&N Islands, sponsored by INCOIS, Hyderabad,MoES.  
Course layout

Week 1:
Introduction to Geological hazards and environmental impact
Active faults and its related hazard in India

Week 2:

Active faults and its related hazard in India (Contnd.)
Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in dams, tunnels

Week 3:
Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in dams, tunnels (Contnd.)
Tsunami and related hazard

Week 4:

Landslide and subsidence   
Flood and related hazard   
Ground water

List of reference books
  • Understanding Earth (5th edition) by Grotzinger, Jordan, Press and Siever, Freeman and Company.
  • Geology Applied to Engineering by Terry West, Prentice Hall.
  • Dynamic of Earth by Skinner and Porter
  • Structural Geology by M. P. Billings
  • Environmental Geology, Keller, E, A., Prentice Hall, 9th edition, 2011
More details about the course

Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ce13
Course duration : 4 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 23 January 2017 - 17 February 2017
Date of exam :  26 Mar 2017
Time of exam : Shift 1: 9am-12noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course

Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Registration url - Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
Exam Fee: The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee of approximately Rs 1000 needs to be paid.
 


Certificate

E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score.
Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at
nptel.ac.in/noc.