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Year : 2017 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 1-7

Importance of Geology in Civil Engineering

Lalit Kumar1*, Gudooru Ramya2

doi:10.24951/sreyasijst.org/2017031001

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Lalit Kumar*

Department of Civil Engineering, Sreyas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India.

  • 1. Department of Civil Engineering, Sreyas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India.

Received on: 1/6/2019

Revised on: 1/6/2019

Accepted on: 1/6/2019

Published on: 1/6/2019

Abstract

Geology plays a vital role in modern civil engineering constructions; the above sentence is supported by historical examples in the world that influenced the modern construction methodology to be more inclusive of geology. Geology mainly consists of petrology, structural geology and geophysics. There is a reason that civil engineering students are made to study geology in their curriculum which illustrates the various geological formations, structures and physical properties of earth and their influence on any type of construction; let it be minor or major. This paper not only list out the various geological components that are encountered in the field but also how to use these components for the benefit of the construction.

Keywords

Petrology, Structural geology, Geophysics, Geological formations, Physical properties.