Structural Analysis II and Laboratory

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
84
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
During this course the students will use the techniques of modern structural analysis from mega- to mesoscale. They will be introduced to the 1) structural analysis of spherical data, 2) geological section drawing and interpretation, 3) reconstruction of structural geological sections from field data, 4) correlation of fabric elements (ductile and brittle), 5) kinematic and paleo stress reconstruction of faults from field data.
The course will be mostly held indoors; data are provided by structural-geological maps from different degree of complexity terrains and original field data of ductile and brittle structures. Microstructural analysis will also be used to get a complete overview of the posed problems and possible solutions.
Expected learning outcomes
Collect and measure of 3D geological features. Quantitative analysis of spherical distributions and reconstruction of general trends. Fault stress inversion. Writing report of a general structural/tectonics problem.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
During the emergency Labs and field activities will be reinforced. Students will be asked to get data and elaborate them. Group activities and discussions will be host in Teams.
Prerequisites for admission
- basic geology
- basic structural geology
- reading scientific papers
- writing technical reports and basic scientific papers
Assessment methods and Criteria
- writing reports and scientific papers
- presentation of data and analysis
- solution of specific geological problems
Structural Analysis II
Course syllabus
- spherical statistics of orientation data
- fault inversion
- kinematic indicators
Teaching methods
- getting and analysis of real data from different sources
- building small pieces of text, each describing data and different techniques of analysis
- data comparison and open discussion
- writing brief critical papers of original data and literature
Teaching Resources
- textbooks and scientific papers on structural geology
- geologic maps
Laboratory of Structural Analysis II
Course syllabus
- spherical statistics of orientation data
- fault inversion
- kinematic indicators
Teaching methods
- getting and analysis of real data from different sources
- building small pieces of text, each describing data and different techniques of analysis
- data comparison and open discussion
- writing brief critical papers of original data and literature
Teaching Resources
- textbooks and scientific papers on structural geology
- geologic maps
Laboratory of Structural Analysis II
GEO/03 - STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY - University credits: 3
Practicals: 36 hours
Structural Analysis II
GEO/03 - STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Zucali Michele
Professor(s)
Reception:
Ask for an appointment via email
Via Mangiagalli 34, 3° floor
Reception:
8:30-12:30 14:30-17:30
Dipartimento Scienze della Terra "A. Desio" - Sezione Geologia-III piano