Applied Geology Paola Maria Vivalda
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course enables the students to acquire basic knowledge and application on the Earth Sciences in order to understand the geological problems in design and construction of civil engineering structures and infrastructures and in environmental action.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
In order to address issues related to geological processes in the context of utilization, planning and management of geological resources as well as in the design of civil engineering works, the future engineer must be able, through the application of knowledge, to recognize in the territory these processes and to manage them with other professionals.
The execution of practical tests on different topics of Applied Geology (cartography, lithology, hydrogeology etc.) carried out in groups or individually, and followed by the writing of short reports, will improve both communication and comparison of the students, derived from the group work, and learning independently drawing conclusions about the subject in study.
(Frontal lessons 50 hours)
Minerals and rocks: classification, technical properties and utilization. Elements of tectonics and stratigraphy.Geological map and geological sections.The hydrographic basin in the territorial analysis, control and management. The hydrologic cycle and balance. Groundwaters: hydraulic characteristics of rocks and types of aquifers. Darcys law. Circulation and quality of waters. Landslides: classification, examples, factors contributing to landslides. Preventive and remedial measures. The Geology applied to the engineering works.
Classroom exercises (22 hours)
Interpretation of topographic map and of geological map. Recognition of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. River basin morphometry. Interpretation of hydrogeological map.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
The evaluation is through written and oral tests. In the written examination, students must address issues related to the theoretical part of the course, while in the oral test the students must demonstrate the ability to read a geological map and to recognize a rock with its features .
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
In examinations, students must demonstrate the ability to use independently and properly methodologies and tools related to the geological topics. They must also demonstrate capacity of synthesis and at the same time complete exposition of the subject matters of the questions.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
During the examinations the student's ability to correctly answer questions about the theoretical arguments of the course, the correct interpretation of a geological map and the recognition of a rock sample are evaluated.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The maximum mark, derived from the scores obtained by the two tests, is equal to thirty points with honors and is assigned to students that demonstrate full autonomy in the response. The minimum rating is eighteen and is assigned to students that have sufficient knowledge to set a correct answer.
Scesi P., Papini M & Gattinoni P. Geologia Applicata: Il rilevamento geologico-tecnico Vol.1; Applicazione ai progetti di ingegneria civile Vol.2. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2001. Learning materials prepared by the teacher.
- Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale (Corso di Laurea Triennale (DM 270/04))