20801616 - APPLIED GEOLOGY

IT PRESENTS AN OVERVIEW OF EARTH SCIENCES, ILLUSTRATING THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF GEOLOGY: THE FORM, MATERIALS, INTERNAL DYNAMICS, GEOLOGICAL CYCLES. IT PROVIDES THE BASIC TOOLS FOR READING AND INTERPRETATION OF GEOLOGICAL MAPS AT DIFFERENT SCALES. IT PROVIDES THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO INTERPRET THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. IT PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO NATURAL HAZARDS, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
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Mutuazione: 20801616 GEOLOGIA APPLICATA in Ingegneria civile L-7 N0 MAZZA ROBERTO

Programme

The course program includes the presentation and discussion of the following topics:
Introduction to Geology: the uniqueness of planet Earth; aspects of geology, the Earth's crust - the processes affecting the surface (the model of the Earth's relief, the sedimentary processes, sedimentary rocks), the body of the Earth - the internal process (the interior of the Earth, the earthquakes, volcanic phenomena, igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks; lithogenetic cycle, plate tectonics) deformation of the crust (lithological succession, the deformation of rocks, the geometry of geological bodies ). The "craft" of the geologist: the geological survey (preliminary research, materials and methods, analysis and interpretation of geological maps, reading and interpretation of thematic maps), the geological-technical survey (principal physical and mechanical properties of earth and rocks, the geological exploration of subsoil). Engineering Geology: Slope instabilities; hydrogeology; study of the geological context related to planning issues (the geological hazard); first intervention on the territory; redevelopment (urban geology.)

Core Documentation

JOHN P. GROTZINGER, THOMAS H. JORDAN – Capire la Terra – Edizione italiana a cura di Elvidio Lupia Palmieri e Maurizio Parotto – Zanichelli, Bologna
LAURA SCESI, MONICA PAPINI, PAOLA GATTINONI – Principi di Geologia applicata – Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano
VARIOUS MATERIAL PROVIDED BY THE TEACHER


Type of delivery of the course

The program of the course will be carried out with frontal lessons characterized by a strong interactivity during which the active participation of the students in required also thematic insights proposed by the teacher. To support the teaching, some discussions will be launched to facilitate the identification of the connections between the various topics covered.

Type of evaluation

The expected methods of ascertaining knowledge and acquired skills consist of an oral test. The ability to understand, to argue an answer and to defend the arguments presented during the exam will be evaluated