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By Ajay Goyal

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Book Details

  • 978-93-82247-44-9
  • English
  • 2013, 2014
  • Paper Back
  • 304


  • 1. General Geology
    Introduction, Subdivision of Geology, Importance of Geology in Civil Engineering, Scope of Engineering Geology, Internal Structure of the Earth, Crust, Mantle, Core, Minerals, Physical Properties of Minerals, Colour, Streak, Lustre, Hardness, Fracture, Cleavage, Tenacity, Structure, Form, Specific Gravity, Transparency, Magnetism, Electricity, Odour, Miscellaneous Properties, Physical Properties of Some Rock Forming Mineral, Weathering, Factors Affecting Weathering, Types of Weathering, Products of Weathering, Engineering Considerations of Weathering, Work of Wind, Wind Erosion, Wind Transport, Wind Deposition, Engineering Consideration of Work of Wind, Work of River, River Erosion, Transportation by Rivers, Deposition by Rivers, Engineering Considerations of Work of River, Geological Time Scale, Stalactites and Stalagmites, Review Questions.
    2. Petrology
    Introduction, Classification of Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic, Igneous Rocks, Forms of Igneous Rocks, Extrusives, Intrusives, Texture of Igneous Rocks, Structures of Igneous Rocks, Classification of Igneous Rocks, Chemical Composition, Mineralogical Classification, Mode of Occurrence, Important Igneous Rock, Sedimentary Rocks, Formation of Sedimentary Rocks, Texture of Sedimentary Rocks, Structure of Sedimentary Rocks, Mechanical Structures, Chemical Structures, Organic Structures, Classification of Sedimentary Rock, Important Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Formation of Metamorphic Rocks, Agents of Metamorphism, Texture of Metamorphic Rocks, Structures of Metamorphic Rock, Classification of Metamorphic Rock, Important Metamorphic Rocks, Engineering Properties of Rocks, Rocks as Materials for Construction, Properties, Laboratory Testing of Rocks, Uniaxial Compressive Strength, Tensile Strength, Shear Strength, Modulus of Elasticity, Triaxial Test, Field and In-Situ Test for Rock, Jack Test, Shear Test, Seismic Test, Review Questions.
    3. Structural Geology and Geophysical Methods
    Introduction, Folds, Parts of Folds, Classification of Folds, Position of Axial Plane, Degree of Compression, Mode of Occurrence, Behaviour with Depth, Position of Fold Axis, Relative Curvature, Profile of the Fold Surface, Miscellaneous Folds, Recognition of Folds, Causes of Folding, Engineering Considerations of Folds, Faults, Parts of Faults, Classification of Faults, Geometric Classification of Faults, Genetic Classification of Faults, Effects of Faulting, On Outcrops, On Topography, Recognition of Faulting, Stratigraphic Evidences, Physiographic Evidences, Causes of Faulting, Engineering Consideration of Faults, Joints, Terminology Used in Joints, Classification of Joints, Geometrical Classification of Joints, Genetic Classification of Joints, Recognition of Joints, Causes of Joint Patterns, Engineering Considerations Involved in Dealing with Jointed Rocks, Unconformity, Classification of Unconformity, Recognition of Unconformities, Causes of Unconformity, Engineering Considerations of Unconformities, Review Questions.
    4. Engineering Geology
    Introduction, Geophysical Methods, Electrical Resistivity Method, Wenner Method, Engineering Applications of Electrical Resistivity Method, Seismic Methods, Refraction Survey, Reflection Survey, Engineering Applications of Seismic Refraction Method, Importance of Geophysical Methods, DAM, Types of DAM, Selection of Sites, Forces Acting on a DAM, Relative Suitability of Different Rocks, Failed Dam Projects, Examples of Some Major Dams, Geological Problems After Dam Construction, Reservoir, Geological Investigation of Reservoir, Silting of Reservoirs, Tunnels, Types of Tunnels, Traffic Tunnels, The Hydropower Tunnels, The Public Utility Tunnels, Geological Investigations, Objects, Methods, Geological Profile, Geological Consideration in Tunneling, Bridges, Geological Investigations, Site Improvement of Bridges, Bridge Failure, Site Improvement for Different Engineering Projects, Roads, Topography, Lithological Character, Geological Structures, The Groundwater Conditions of the Area, Construction of Roads and Railways in Complicated Regions, Roads in Hilly Regions, Roads in Marshy Regions, Roads in Water Logged Areas, Roads in Perma Frost Regions, Review Questions.
    5. Remote Sensing
    Introduction, Remote Sensing System, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Types of Remote Sensors, Interaction of EMR with the Atmosphere, Interaction of EMR with the Earth’s Surface, Remote Sensing Platforms its Sensor Characteristics, Remote Sensing Platforms, Sensor Characteristics, Aerial Photography, Types of Aerial Photography, Elements of Aerial Photographs, Advantages of Aerial Photography, Limitation of Aerial Photography, Applications of Aerial Photography, Satellite Imagery or Satellite Remote Sensing, Extraction of Information from Satellite Imagery, Applications of Satellite Imagery, Advantages of Satellite Imagery, Indian Remote Sensing Satellites, Difference Between Satellite Imagery and Aerial Photography, Applications of Remote Sensing, Advantages of Remote Sensing, Limitation of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS), Components of GIS, GIS Software, Organizational Setup, Geographical Information System, GIS Database Design, Integrated Modelling in GIS, Sources of Data, Errors in Data, Important GIS Package, Application of GIS, Review Questions.
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