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The exhaustive list of topics in Engineering Geology in which we provide Help with Homework Assignment and Help with Project is as follows:

  • Geologic Mapping and Remote Sensing:
    • Topographic maps
    • Geologic maps
    • Preparation of geologic sections
    • Aerial photographs
    • LIDAR
    • SAR
    • GIS.
  • Mineralogy :
    • Chemical analysis of rocks and minerals
    • Rock and soil minerals
    • Physical properties of minerals
    • Susceptibility of minerals to alteration
    • Basics of optical mineralogy
    • SEM
    • XRD .
  • Classification of Soil and Rock:   
    • Types of rock and origin: Igneous (extrusive and intrusive)
    • Sedimentary and metamorphic
    • Ternary diagrams
    • Definitions (structure, texture).
    • Igneous Rock :
    • Agents
    • Structure
    • Texture
    • IUGG classification of intrusive and extrusive rocks 
  • Metamorphic Rock:
    • Causes of metamorphism (stress, temperature, tectonism, pore fluid)
    • Recrystallization
    • Phase change
    • Structure and texture.
    • Sedimentary Rock :
    • Sedimentation environments
    • Structure
    • Textural classification of siliclastic and carbonate rock 
  • Soil Formation: 
    • Weathering processes
    • Transportation and sedimentation processes
    • Structure
    • Texture and classification
    • Surficial deposits and landforms  
  • Subsurface exploration:
    • Intrusive and non intrusive sub-surface investigation
    • Drilling and sampling
    • Geophysical methods
    • Geologic investigations for site selection of dams
    • Reservoirs
    • Tunnels
    • Bridges and highways.
  • Engineering Properties of Soil and Rock:
    • Engineering properties (density, unit weight, porosity)
    • Strength
    • Index measurements for soil and rock (SPT blow count, RQD, RMR, Point Load Index)
    • Relationships of index measurements with strength of soil and rock.
  • Strength Behavior of Soil and Rock:
    • Stress and strain in rock
    • Mohr’s Circle
    • Concept of effective stress
    • Failure of soil and rock
    • Fracturing of rock
    • Folds
    • Faults and joints in rock
    • Shear failure of soil and rock
    • Consequences of failure (landslides, earthquakes, subsidence) .
  • Subsurface water:
    • Sources
    • Aquifer
    • Aquiclude
    • Water table
    • Artesian groundwater in soil and rock
    • Springs
    • Hydraulic conductivity and its measurement
    • Darcy’s law
    • Well hydraulics
    • Well yield
    • Water capacity of rock
    • Lowering of water table and subsidence
    • Salt water intrusion in coastal areas .
  • Geologic and seismotectonic setting of India:
    • Geologic provinces of India and their surficial and subsurface geology
    • Seismotectonics of the Indian plate
    • Seismic zones of India.
  • Geological Hazards:
    • Major geological hazards Geological considerations in design of constructed facilities and infrastructure
    • Causes and classification of landslides
    • Stability assessment for soil and rock slopes
    • Mitigation of landslide hazard
    • Effect of earthquakes on constructed facilities and infrastructure
    • Geotechnical and structural considerations in mitigation of earthquake hazard.