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Geophysics for engineers

CIVIL-448

Lecturer(s) :

Violay Marie Estelle Solange

Language:

Français

English

Remarque

Language: English/ French

Résumé

le cours présente les principales méthodes géophysiques utilisées par les ingénieurs pour l'exploration et la surveillance des sites.

Contenu

The course provides general introductions to the most important methods of geophysical exploration and survey. The methods represent a primary tool for investigation of subsurface and are applicable to wide range of problems (prospecting for natural resources, geological surveying, and engineering investigations). The course covers the physical principles, methodology and interpretational procedure and application of the geophysical methods.

-gravity methods

-magnetic methods

-radiometric surveys and remote sensing

-electric current methods

-resistivity methods

-electromagnetic methods

-seismic methods

-reflection methods

- Refraction methods

-Induced and natural seismicity (fault mechanics & risk and hazard related to seismicity)

-Geophysical borehole loggings

-application to a) investigating geohazards, b) engineering (elastic) properties, c) resources and energy) d) environmental assessment.

Mots-clés

Geophysical prospecting, geophysical survey, seismic, electric and potential methods.

Compétences requises

Cours prérequis obligatoires

- Géologie (CIVIL-103)
- Mécanique des sols et écoulements souterrains (CIVIL-203)
- Mécanique des roches et ouvrages souterrains (CIVIL-304)

Concepts importants à maîtriser

- Rock formation
- Stress and strain, pore pressure
- Theory of elasticity

Lerning outcomes:

Measure, map and image the physical properties of the Earth's crust. Prepare maps, cross sections and images of physical properties of the Earth for economic, engineering, safety and environmental reasons.

Méthode d'enseignement

lectures, exercises, pratical work.

Travail attendu

Participation au cours, résolution des exercices

Méthode d'évaluation

Laboratory project (written report of the project and oral presentation of the project)= 50%, written exam = 50 %

Encadrement

Office hours Non
Assistants Oui
Forum électronique Non

In the programs

  • Civil Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Geophysics for engineers
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Civil Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Geophysics for engineers
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Under construction
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German