Geology for Civil Engineers
Instructor: Koukouvelas Ioannis, Papoulis Dimitrios, Depountis Nikolaos
Course code: 5204
Semester: 2ο
Course content:

  • Structure and composition of the Earth interior. Petrogenetic minerals-physical properties. Characteristic features and identification of magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphosed rocks.
  • The geologic time scale.
  • Elements of the Geology of Greece.
  • Earthquakes and the earth interior. - Earthquake related
  • Deformation of rocks- active faults, ground hazards related to earthquake activity.
  • Earthquake planning and protection.
  • Engineering characteristics of geomaterials (soils and rocks)
  • Influences of the geomaterial geological characteristics on engineering work design and construction

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