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IN01123598, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0505, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BASIC GEOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SILVANA MARTIN GEO/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines GEO/03 Structural Geology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 MARTIN SILVANA (Presidente)
COLA SIMONETTA (Membro Effettivo)
8 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 MARTIN SILVANA (Presidente)
COLA SIMONETTA (Membro Effettivo)
7 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 MARTIN SILVANA (Presidente)
COLA SIMONETTA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2016 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 MARTIN SILVANA (Presidente)
COLA SIMONETTA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2015 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 MARTIN SILVANA (Presidente)
COLA SIMONETTA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Mathematics, chemistry and physics courses.
Examination methods: one test of 60 minutes; a technical report regarding a geological argument chosen by the student; evaluation of the geological sections, projections of structural and seismic data carried out during the course and improved at home.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the acquired knowledge will be done through written exercises (sections, projections, diagrams, measurements) regarding the different arguments of the course . These will be collected weekly and reviewed by the teacher.
Course unit contents: • Earth structure and geodynamics. Element of cartography, tectonics, geomorphology, stratimetry and field analysis. Analysis of geological maps at various scales and legends. Geological profiles. Characterization of the rocks and sediments (chemistry, mineralogy and physical properties). Genesis and evolution of the sediments. Classification of the faults. Elements of geomechanics (Q, RQD, RMR, GSI etc). Elements of geophysics and geophysical survey. Earthquakes. Focal mechanisms. Magnitude evaluation. Seismicity related morphostructures (liquefation, morphological steps, radon etc). Hazard maps, accelerometric maps. Microzonation. Normative about seismicity.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Reading topographic and geological maps, drawing and interpretation of geological profiles, rock examination, field excursion to collect structural and geomechanic data, plot of structural and geomechanic data, visiting a seismic laboratory, analysis of data regarding landslide sites, analysis of reports of seismic survey.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Topographic maps, geologic maps, rock samples, structural and geomechanic data collected in the field, visit of a seismic laboratory, material regarding landslide sites, reports derived from seismic survey.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • L.G. de Vallejo, Geoingegneria. --: Pearson Prentice Hal,, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C. Scholz, The mechanics of earthquakes and faulting. --: Cambridge,, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Rampolla, La pericolosità sismica. --: Liguori editore, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C.M.R. Fowler, The solid Earth. An introduction to Global Geophysics.. --: Cambridge, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo