Engineering Geology I

Course Information
TitleΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑ Ι / Engineering Geology I
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000123

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 299
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Core program for all studentsCompulsory Course326

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
1. ΤΓ0300Ilias Bakasis, Agoro Dimadi, Styliani Manolopoulou-Papaliagka
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Identifiction and interpretation of the principal geological attributes at the site of a planned engineering project. • Interpretation of engineering geological / geotechnical maps, compilation of stratigraphic sections. • Specification and planning of geotechnical works for sub-surface investigation and engineering assessment of the investigation results. • Identification of the types of rock materials, classification of their quality for engineering purposes and evaluation of their suitability in relation to engineering activities such as the construction of surface or underground geostructures (slopes, tunnels), foundations and to their usage as construction materials. • Study of the mechanical behaviour of rocks as engineering materials. • Evaluation of the potential interactions between the geological anbience and engineering works - Identification of factors and mechanisms that may de-stabilise surface and underground geo-structures. • Investigation and interpretation of engineering geological problems in the design, construction and operation of infrastrucre projects (hghways, dams, tunnels, foundations, waste disposal schemes), in urban planning, in the protection of ancient monuments, etc.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to engineering geology and geomechanics - Contribution of engineering geology to the study and construction of technical works. Civil project failures attributed to geological factors. Types and structure of geomaterials. Elements of stratigraphy. Elements of Structural Geology. Technical description of geomaterials and structures. Engineering classification of rock materials and rock masses. Construction and application of stereonets. Techniques of ground investigation. Introduction to rock mechanics (mechanical behaviour of rocks, laboratory tests, stress state of geological formations, total and effective stresses, failure criteria, Mohr circles, strength and deformability of rock masses, principles of discontinuum mechanics). Groundwater. Movements of geological formations (landslides, settlements). Introduction to seismology. Aspects of engineering geology in civil infrastructure projects (dams, tunnels and underground facilities, highways, foundations of large civil structures). Introduction to environmental engineering geology.
Εngineering Geology, Rocks and Rock Masses, Engineering Classification, Faults / Discontinuities, Rock Mechanics, Groundwater, In situ Stress State, Site Investigation, Landslides, Environmental Geology, Natural Hazards
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Uploading of educational material on the laboratory website ( Demonstration of software of Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics / Geotechnical Engineering
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τεχνική Γεωλογία, Σ.Κ. Μπαντής Διαφάνειες Διαλέξεων Εκφωνήσεις Ασκήσων και Οδηγίες Επίλυσης
Additional bibliography for study
Geological Engineering, L.G de Vallejo & M. Ferrer, CRC Press, 2011 Principles of Engineering Geology, Attewell & Farmer, 1976 Chapman & Hall
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