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Courses » Earth Sciences For Civil Engineering Part - I & II

Earth Sciences For Civil Engineering Part - I & II

ABOUT THE COURSE:

The course introduces the student to basic principles of geosciences, geological hazards and their applications in civil engineering. The first 4-week modules of this course will help the student to have better understanding towards interior of the earth, earth system and its process. The next 4 week modules will cover geological hazards and environmental impact, active faults and its related hazard in India, importance of geological structures in dams and tunnels, fluvial geomorphology and ground water, tsunami, landslide and flood hazard, mapping, monitoring and management of hazards.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
PG students of Science and Engineering (especially Earth Sciences). Advance UG students too can take this course.

CORE/ELECTIVE: Core

UG/PG: UG/PG

PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of geology is recommended.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Nil

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:



Prof. Javed Malik earned his Ph. D in 1998 from M. S. University Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat (Geology), did Post-Doctorate (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) from (1999-2001) Hiroshima University, JAPAN.
- 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 Geosciences in Civil Engineering,Introduction to Geosciences in Civil Engineering,Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift,Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift,Rock-forming Minerals and their properties
Week 2 :Rock-forming Minerals and their properties,Rock types and their properties,Rock types and their properties,Rock types and their properties,Rock types and their properties
Week 3 :Seismology and the internal Structure of the Earth,Seismology and the internal Structure of the Earth,Geological Structure Geological Structures,Geological Structures
Week 4  : Introduction to Geological Hazards,Introduction to Geological Hazards,Introduction to Geological Hazards, Environmental impacts of  Geological hazards,Environmental impacts of  Geological hazards
Week 5  : Active faults and its related hazard in India,Active faults and its related hazard in India,Active faults and its related hazard in India,Active faults Mapping and Applications,Active faults Mapping and Applications
Week 6  :Tsunami and related hazard,Tsunami and related hazard,Tsunami and related hazard,Landslide and Subsidence, Landslide and Subsidence
Week 7  :  Landslide and Subsidence,Flood and related hazard,Flood and related hazard,Flood and related hazard,Groundwater
Week 8  :  Applications of Earth Sciences in Civil Engineering,Applications of Earth Sciences in Civil Engineering,Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in Rivers,Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in Dams, Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in Tunnels


SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:

•    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
•    Bell, F. G. Environmental Geology
•    Horn & Scott, Geological Hazards
•    Aswathanarayana, U., Geoenvironment: an introduction
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; 
  • Exam for this course will be available in one session on both 28 and 29 April.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • 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.