Unit I :Introduction – Different branches of Geology and importance of Geology in Civil Engineering.
Mineralogy – Study of common rock forming and ore minerals with reference to its physical properties.
Petrology – rock cycle, rock weathering and soil formation, origin, classification and textures of igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, study of common rock types.
Unit II :Structural Geology – Outcrop, dip strike, elementary ideas about folds, faults, joints and unconformity, effect of these structures in foundation.
Earthquake engineering – earthquake waves, causes and effects, magnitude and intensity, earthquake zones of India, seismic coefficient.
Geological investigation – surface and sub-surface investigation, direct and indirect.
Unit III : Rock as a material of construction. Study of engineering properties of rocks and soils. Geological studies related to site selection for dams and reservoirs, tunnel alignment, hydroelectric plants, bridges, roads, air fields etc. Case histories of some major projects of tunnels, dams and reservoirs. (11)
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Unit IV1. Building stones :
Introduction, requirement of good building stones, testing of stones, quarring of stones, dressing of stones, artificial stones,
2. Brick & clay products :
Introduction, Brick earth, manufacturing of clay bricks, properties of burnt bricks, new trends in brick, manufacturing building tiles, earthenwares.
3. Lime :
Classification of lime, field slaking of lime, preparation of putty, properties of lime, use of lime of construction.
Unit V : 1. Timber & Wood based Product :
Introduction, sources of timber, identification of timber felling & conversion, moisture in timber, defects in timber, decay of timber, seascring of timber.
Different type of timber used in building construction, wood base product such as plywood, particle board, veneer, sunmica and their manufacturing process.
2. Plastics : Classification, advantages, properties, modern development in plastics.
3. Glass : Ingredients, properties, types of glass, selection of glass, glass fibre.
4. Asphalt and Bitumen : IRC specification, physical properties & its use in construction.
Unit VI1. Flooring and other tiles :
Types : Shahabad, Kotta, Granite, Glazed and Unglazed, ceramic tiles, Plain cement, Mosaic tile, manufacturing process of tiles, cutting and polishing of natural stones used.
2. AC sheets : Corrugated & plain
3. Water proofing material & its uses, termite proofing and fire resisting materials.
1.Megascopic study of common rock forming and ore minerals.
2.Megascopic study of the common igneous, sedimentary andmetamorpic rocks.
3.Geological map reading and construction of sections fromsimple geological maps with engineering problems (about 10 maps)
A report/journal on above practical conducted shall be submitted by each student. Practical examination shall be based on practical and viva-voce conducted on the above syllabus.
NOTE: The old course students be given 1 + 2 chances as per old syllabi.
Books Recommended :
1.General & Engineering Geology by parbin singh.
2.A Text book of Geology : Mukharjee
3.The Principle of petrology : G.W. Tuyrell
4.Geology of India : D.N.Wadia
5.Geology of India : M.S.Krishan
6.Geological Maps : S.Y.Date,D.M.Mukharjee
7.Engineering Geological Maps : D.N.Deshmukh,D.M.Mukharjee.
8.Geology for engineering : R.B.Gupte
9.Engineering Geology by Venkata Reddy.