FAE3018 Applied Engineering Geology 7.5 credits

Tillämpad Geologi

Course Objectives

To provide the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of conceptual models of different geological environments and the ability to carry out computer modelling of the geological environments

Main content

The course consists of two integrated parts, conceptial models of geological environments and computer analysis and modelling, and focus on both soil and bedrock engineering aspects primarily as a basis for modelling of flow and transport processes.

Part 1: Conceptualization of the geology in terms of stratigraphical, structural and tectonic geological history primarily of Scandinavian. Formulation of geological conceptual models of different glacial terrains. Aquiring structural and stratigraphical geological data as basis for flow and transport processes. Soil and bedrock structure and fabric and its influences on flow with respect to engineering problems.

Field measurements of fabric and tectonical elements. Representation of geological elements in both 2D and 3D.

Part 2: Computer analysis of structural and geological data including: statistical distribution of structural elements, descrete-fracture element modelling, concepts of heterogeneity and anisotrophy, influences of rock stresses, continous approach for flow and transport processes in both rock and soils.

Main content

The course consists of two integrated parts, conceptial models of geological environments and computer analysis and modelling, and focus on both soil and bedrock engineering aspects primarily as a basis for modelling of flow and transport processes.

Part 1: Conceptualization of the geology in terms of stratigraphical, structural and tectonic geological history primarily of Scandinavian. Formulation of geological conceptual models of different glacial terrains. Aquiring structural and stratigraphical geological data as basis for flow and transport processes. Soil and bedrock structure and fabric and its influences on flow with respect to engineering problems.

Field measurements of fabric and tectonical elements. Representation of geological elements in both 2D and 3D.

Part 2: Computer analysis of structural and geological data including: statistical distribution of structural elements, descrete-fracture element modelling, concepts of heterogeneity and anisotrophy, influences of rock stresses, continous approach for flow and transport processes in both rock and soils.

The main idea is that students will be able to apply the knowledge gained in the course directly to their research. The quality of their research results is influenced by their ability to formulate good conceptual geological models of their research study areas and their ability to apply geological measuring and modelling in their research. It is therefor recommended that students take the course within the first two years of the research studies. The content of the course will be modified to suit the prerequisites of the students and their individual needs of engineering geological knowledge.

Course Literature

Preferable a textbook will be selected, complemented by course notes and scientific papers

Prerequisites

Qualified to postgraduate studies

English only

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course consists of two integrated parts, conceptual models of geological environments and computer analysis and modeling, and focus on both soil and bedrock engineering aspects primarily with respect to flow and transport processes.

Part 1: Conceptualization of the geology in terms of stratigraphical, structural and tectonic geological history primarily of Scandinavian. Formulation of geological conceptual models of different glacial terrains. Acquiring structural and stratigraphical geological data as basis for flow and transport processes. Soil and bedrock structure and fabric and its influences on flow with respect to engineering problems. Field measurements of fabric and tectonical elements. Representation of geological elements in both 2D and 3D.

Part 2: Computer analysis of structural and geological data including: statistical distribution of structural elements, discrete-fracture element modeling, concepts of heterogeneity and anisotrophy, influences of rock stresses, continuous approach for flow and transport processes in both rock and soils.

The main idea is that students will be able to apply the knowledge gained in the course directly to their research. The quality of their research results is influenced by their ability to formulate good conceptual geological models of their research study areas and their ability to apply geological measuring and modeling in their research. It is therefore recommended that students take the course within the first two years of the research studies. The content of the course will be modified to suit the prerequisites of the students and their individual needs of engineering geological knowledge.

Intended learning outcomes *

To provide the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of conceptual models of different geological environments and the ability to carry out computer modeling of the geological environments with respect to flow and transport in both rock and soils.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Qualified to postgraduate studies.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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Examination *

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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Pass/fail.

Other requirements for final grade *

Accepted project work including written and oral presentation.Active participation in scientific discussions and critical reviews. Participation in mandatory field work and computer exercises.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Bo Olofsson

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Bo Olofsson (boolof@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering