Fundamental intro to the most central aspects of geology and provides insight to the structure and composition of the earth subsurface, and the elements, minerals and rocks that make up our planet. Gives also an understanding of earth process and their interactions with GC infrastructures.
The students understand the mechanical behaviour of rock materials, joints and rock masses, and are able to determine the factors conditioning civil engineering applications. They are able to use appropriate methods for carrying out analysis and design of tunnel excavation and support.
This course advances geomechanics knowledge, focusing on lab tests, in situ & geophysical investigations for interpreting geotechnical projects. Practical modules cover rock physics, mechanics, borehole & subsurface geophysics.