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Sig Applications in Geotechnical and Risk Cartography

Code 13295
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(15H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area GEOCIÊNCIAS
Entry requirements Have successfully completed the disciplines of SiG I and SIG II
Mode of delivery Face to Face (practical and laboratory classes)
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Training professionals to recognize and understand the various types of geotechnical maps, as well as, mastering
the methods of preparing such documents. Ability to coordinate teams to carry out geotechnical maps.
Syllabus 1. Introduction
1.1 The importance of Geotechnics in Regional and Urban Planning.
1.2 Areas of Risk: Natural catastrophes: seismic; volcanic; intense rains; instability of slopes; erosion; fluency;
liquefaction; subsidence; and areas carsick; the natural radioactivity; and limitations to the construction.
2 Engineering Geological, Environmental and Risks mapping as support to the planning of the territory .
2.1 Engineering Geological mapping .
2.2 Environmental mapping .
2.3 Risk mapping .
3 Areas with Statute of Special Protection and Instruments of Administration.
4 The Geomonuments and the Geoparks.
Main Bibliography Dearman, W.R. (1991). Engineering geological mapping. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd. Oxford , 387p.
Ferreira Gomes, L.M. (1992). Zonamento geotécnico da área urbana e suburbana de Aveiro. Diss. de dout., Univ. de
Aveiro, 531p.
Ferreira Gomes, L. M., Almeida, P. G. and Cavaleiro, V.M. P.(2001) – Geotechnical mapping in planning urban areas
metodological standard proposal. – Proceedings of Int. Symposium. “Engineering geological problems of urban
areas”. “EngGeolCity-2001”. Russia. 4p.
IAEG (1981). Rock and Soil description and classification for engineering geological mapping. Bull. IAEG, nº24,
Krefeld, pp.235-274.
SEED, H.B. e IDRISS, I.M. (1982). Ground motions and soil liquefaction during earthquakes. Earthquake Engineering
Research Institute.
UNESCO/IAEG (1976). Guide pour la préparation des cartes géotechniques. Les Presses de L’Unesco, Paris, 79p.
Vallejo, L., G.; Ferrer M.; Ortuño L. & Oteo C. (2004). Ingeniería Geológica. Pearson Educación, Madrid. 744 p.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-02-08

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