Technical Geology

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Knowledge and understanding: 1) main instruments and methods for geological hazard assessment at different scale, 2) technical and numerical solutions for geological engineering design and geo-environmental management.
Expected learning outcomes
Applying knowledge and understanding: apply selected solutions for environmental planning and design of structures interacting with soil, rocks and groundwater.
Making judgements: ability to collect and analyse geotechnical and hydrogeological data for environmental planning and design of structures interacting with soil, rocks and groundwater.
Communication skills: improving the ability to produce technical report and to present results of technical project.
Learning skills: improving the ability for acting as an engineering geology planner and designer.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Engineering geology for environmental planning (prevention)
- analysis and identification of landslide susceptibility areas (parametric methods, point and count system, statistical approach)
- groundwater vulnerability evaluation (parametric methods, analytical and numerical solution, statistical methods)
- Regional groundwater resources management and protection
- principles of seismic micro-zonation
Engineering geology for civil engineering (design)
- underground works (hydraulic tunnel and transport tunnel)
- Road design (site selection and characterization, tests on geomaterials)
- artificial basins (retention basins, infiltration basins)
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
Lessons in classroom with some discussions on real case problems
Teaching Resources
Course Notes on Ariel
Scientific papers on specific topics (landslide hazard and aquifer vulnerability)
Books: L. Gonzalez de Vallejo, M. Ferrer: (2007) Geological Engineering, Taylor and Francis
Gordon A. Fenton and Griffiths - Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering (2008).
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam including the discussion on a real case problem, concerning the topics of the course, prepared by the student
GEO/05 - ENGINEERING GEOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Masetti Marco
Monday 10.30 - 12-30
Via Mangiagalli 34, Ground Floor