Geological Design of Engineering Works

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΛΕΤΕΣ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΩΝ ΕΡΓΩΝ / Geological Design of Engineering Works
CodeNGGG 825Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorThomas Makedon
Course ID600019082

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses843
TEKTONIKĪ GEŌLOGIA KAI STRŌMATOGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)843
EFARMOSMENĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)843

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
•Appreciate the geological model of the regional area and translate the geological condition to the scale of the project. •Organise a site investigation program according to the needs and characteristics of the engineering works. •Process a large number of geological and geotechnical data. •Select the appropriate data for the design of an engineering project. •Evaluate the data in qualitative and quantitative terms for the design of a dam, a slope cut, a tunnel, a foundation. •Detect the location and evaluate the extent of geohazards and failures along, upon, below and engineering work. •Present the data in tables, diagrams and the results in report under specific guidelines. •Draw longitudinal and cross sections for certain projects. •Work on specific softwares for the analyses of geological and geotechnical data. Field Trip Learning Outcomes 1.Put theory into context and in the appropriate scale of the relevant project. The geological observations and linked and translated for the needs of the design of an engineering work. 2.Understand the different quality of the ground, the different failure mechanisms according to the geometry of the engineering work and the ground structural and mechanical characteristics. This is done in the real scale here, in a real project. 3.Collect data of rock joints (geometrical and mechanical), they perform rock mass classifications (RQD, GSI and others), they evaluate the ground strength with index tests or macriscopical characterisation, they evaluate them and select the appropriate geotechnical parameters for the stability analysis in a certain problem-work. 4.Understand their role and responsibility as geologists in a design of an engineering work for a safe and economical construction and operation.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
•General principles – Guidelines of geological designs for engineering works and •Design and execution of site investigation program •Measurements and analysis of tectonic data •Rock mass classification •Design parameters – putting numbers in geology •Engineering geological design of roadworks •Engineering geological design of slope stability •Engineering geological design of foundations of embankments and bridges •Engineering geological design of tunnels •Engineering geological design of dams Field Trip In the frame of the course, a one-day field trip takes place along an engineering work and in particular in locations of road slope cuts, tunnels, foundations and others (e.g. Egnatia Highway S.A. Veroia-Lefkopetra-Polymylos).
Design, failures, tunnels, dams, road works, embankments, cuts, foundations, landslides, site investigation
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1)The teachers uses computer and relative presentation or other software during the lectures 2)Part of the lectures’ presentations as well as additional educational material are available to the students through the auth e-learning platform 3)The teachers communicate with the students via e-mail, other social media (e.g. skype, viber, etc) and through the auth e-learning platform 4)The course evaluation is performed using the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.) website
Course Organization
Reading Assigment10
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities7
Written assigments8
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Submission of papers (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Κούκης Γεώργιος Χ., Σαμπατακάκης Νικόλαος Σ. Γεωλογία τεχνικών έργων. ISBN: 9789607530950. Εκδότης: Παπασωτηρίου 2.Δημόπουλος. Γεωλογικές Μελέτες Τεχνικών Έργων - Υδρογεωλογικές μελέτες
Additional bibliography for study
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