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Earth Sciences For Civil Engineering Part - I & II

The course introduces the student to basic principles of geosciences, geological hazards and their applications in civil engineering. The first 4-week modules of this course will help the student to have better understanding towards interior of the earth, earth system and its process. The next 4 week modules will cover geological hazards and environmental impact, active faults and its related hazard in India, importance of geological structures in dams and tunnels, fluvial geomorphology and ground water, tsunami, landslide and flood hazard, mapping, monitoring and management of hazards.INTENDED AUDIENCE: PG students of Science and Engineering (especially Earth Sciences). Advance UG students too can take this course.PREREQUISITES : Basic knowledge of geology is recommended.

Course Authors

Prof. Javed N. MalikIIT Kanpur- The instructor finished his Ph. D in 1998 from M. S. University Baroda, Vadodara. Gujarat (Geology), did Post-Doctrate (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) from (1999-2001) Hiroshima University, JAPAN.- Joined IIT Kanpur in 2001.Area of Specialization: Active Tectonics, Paleoseismology and Paleo-tsunamiCurrent Areas of Research:• Active fault mapping and Paleoseismological studies along NW Himalaya and Kachchh• Paleo-Tsunami studies in Andaman & Nicobar Islands• Collaboration with Japan, US and France – related to earthquake and tsunami studiesResearch Projects:• Active tectonic investigation along northwestern Himalayan foothill zone, sponsored by DST• Active fault mapping and paleoseismic investigations in Kachchh region. Gujarat, by OYO International Japan.• Active Tectonic investigations around South-Middle Andaman and Car Nicobar Islands, A&N Islands, sponsored by INCOIS, Hyderabad, MoES.

  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Subject: Civil Engineering
  • Fees: TBA
  • Language: English
  • Certificate: Available
  • Duration: 8 weeks
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