Course Details

Principles of regional geology of the Czech Republic for civil engineers

VFC002 course is not part of any study plan

Principal geological units and typical lithology in the Moldanubian Region, Kutná hora-Svratka Region, Saxothuringian Region, Lausatian Region and Moravo-Silesian Region together with the Czech part of the Outer Western Carpathians.

Course Guarantor

prof. RNDr. Lukáš Krmíček, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Geotechnics

Learning outcomes

The students will be able to describe principal geological units from the practical point of view of civil engineer. They also receive knowledge about soils and rocks within individual regions of the Czech Republic. Students will be able to correctly "read" and interpret various types of maps necessary for the initial phase of the construction process.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of science subjects at secondary school.

Corequisites

Not required.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Students will be evaluated based on their ability to understand the lectures and to read of the specialized maps.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.

Lecture

1 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

Geological units of the Czech Republic
Tectonic structure of the Bohemian Massif and of the Outer Western Carpathians
Pre-Mesozoic units of the Bohemian Massif
Platform units of the Bohemian Massif
Outer Western Carpathians in the Czech Republic
Engineering and geological characteristics of the rocks
Crystalline units
Consolidated Paleozoic sediments
Mesozoic consolidated cohesive sediments
Paleogene consolidated cohesive sediments
Carbonate rocks
Neovolcanites
Tertiary unconsolidated sediments
Quaternary cover (soil and loess complexes, river terraces)

Practice

1 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

Working with thematic maps:
Geological units of the Czech Republic
Tectonic structure of the Bohemian Massif and of the Outer Western Carpathians
Pre-Mesozoic units of the Bohemian Massif
Platform units of the Bohemian Massif
Outer Western Carpathians in the Czech Republic
Engineering and geological characteristics of the rocks

Practical examples of rocks and soils:
Crystalline rocks
Consolidated Paleozoic sediments
Mesozoic consolidated cohesive sediments
Paleogene consolidated cohesive sediments
Carbonate rocks
Neovolcanites
Tertiary unconsolidated sediments
Quaternary cover