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Geology

01PZGTR

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Civil And Environmental Engineering - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 42
Esercitazioni in aula 18
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Fiorucci Adriano Professore Associato GEO/05 12 0 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
GEO/05 6 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria ambientale e del territorio
2022/23
The course provides basic knowledge of geology and geomorphology necessary for the various typical activities of civil and environmental engineering. The course is aimed at students with a basic background and is aimed at providing knowledge regarding the nature and formation of rocks, geomorphological and geodynamic processes, notions of tectonics and stratimetry. This knowledge represents a necessary background for the subsequent courses in Geotechnics, Hydraulics and Materials Science
The course provides basic knowledge of geology and geomorphology necessary for the various typical activities of civil and environmental engineering. The course is aimed at students with a basic background and is aimed at providing knowledge regarding the nature and formation of rocks, geomorphological and geodynamic processes, notions of tectonics and stratimetry. This knowledge represents a necessary background for the subsequent courses in Geotechnics, Hydraulics and Materials Science
Students will be able to know the main mineral-petrographic characteristics of the most common rocks, the morphologies and the morphological evolution of the land, the tectonic structures, to have general knowledge on geodynamics, to draw simple geological sections and to interpret a geological map.
Students will be able to know the main mineral-petrographic characteristics of the most common rocks, the morphologies and the morphological evolution of the land, the tectonic structures, to have general knowledge on geodynamics, to draw simple geological sections and to interpret a geological map.
General knowledge of physics and chemistry are required
General knowledge of physics and chemistry are required
First part: The geochemical composition of the crust and the subdivision of the Earth on a geophysical basis (Preliminary Reference Earth Model). The general classification of minerals. Igneous (intrusive and effusive), sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The cycle of rocks. Structure, texture and attitude of the rocks. Weathering of the rocks. (1.5 credits). Second part: Glacial landforms and desert environments. Scree, alluvial plains and alluvial fans, meanders, deltas and coastal areas (1.5 credits). Third part: Principles of tectonics (folds, faults), geodynamics (volcanism, seismicity, plate tectonics). Elements of Stratimetry (1 credit) Exercises (2 credits): Macroscopic recognition of rock samples; Drawing of hydrographic basins; Realization of geological sections
First part: The geochemical composition of the crust and the subdivision of the Earth on a geophysical basis (Preliminary Reference Earth Model). The general classification of minerals. Igneous (intrusive and effusive), sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The cycle of rocks. Structure, texture and attitude of the rocks. Weathering of the rocks. (2 credits). Second part: Glacial landforms and desert environments. Scree, alluvial plains and alluvial fans, meanders, deltas and coastal areas (1 credits). Third part: Principles of tectonics (folds, faults), geodynamics (volcanism, seismicity, plate tectonics). Elements of Stratimetry (1.8 credit) Exercises (1.2 credits): Macroscopic recognition of rock samples; Drawing of hydrographic basins; Realization of geological sections
The course is 60 hours long and it is organised as follows: 40 hours are dedicated to lectures on basic theoretical aspects The 20 hours of practice will be divided as follows: 5 hours of macroscopic recognition of samples of common rocks (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) 3 hours tracing of a catchment area 12 hours realization of geological sections Technical visits are planned for the in situ observation of rocks and morphologies
The course is 60 hours long and it is organised as follows: 48 hours are dedicated to lectures on basic theoretical aspects The 12 hours of practice will be divided as follows: 3 hours of macroscopic recognition of samples of common rocks (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) 3 hours tracing of a catchment area 6 hours realization of geological sections Technical visits are planned for the in situ observation of rocks and morphologies
Books of reference (available at Department library): Parriaux Aurele – GEOLOGY Basic for Engineers, Second Edition – CRC Press Material available on the web (portale della didattica): lecture slides, limited portions of reference books, collection of exercises.
Books of reference (available at Department library): Parriaux Aurele – GEOLOGY Basic for Engineers, Second Edition – CRC Press Material available on the web (portale della didattica): lecture slides, limited portions of reference books, collection of exercises.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria;
Exam: Compulsory oral exam;
The exam is aimed at evaluating knowledge, competences and skills acquired during the course. One question for each part of the course (0 to 9 points for each question) Evaluation of the exercises carried out during the course (from 0 to 3 points) Rules during oral exams: the student will need a paper sheet and a pen the student must show his/her identification document
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam;
Compulsory oral exam; The exam is aimed at evaluating knowledge, competences and skills acquired during the course. One question for each part of the course (0 to 9 points for each question) Evaluation of the exercises carried out during the course (from 0 to 3 points) Rules during oral exams: the student will need a paper sheet and a pen the student must show his/her identification document
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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