Details of ES3101 (Autumn 2019)

Level: 3 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ES3101 Advanced Structural Geology Kathakali Bhattacharyya

Concept of rock deformation; Primary structures in rocks; Use of primary structures to decipher geometry of deformed rocks; Unconformity; Three dimensional structure of faults; Structures in Convergent Boundaries; Structures in Divergent Boundaries; Strike-Slip structures; Stress & Strain: Mohr diagram; Strain Analysis; Experimental Rock Deformation & Material properties of deformed rocks; Mechanics of Faulting: Fracture criteria; Kinematics & Mechanics of Folding; Superposed folding; Joints, Veins: Geometry & Mechanics of formation; Foliations & Lineations: Geometry & Mechanics of Formation; Geometrical Analysis; Microstructures; Concept of Balanced Cross sections

Students must register for the corresponding Structural Geology Lab ES3102

1. Structural Geology by R.J. Twiss and E. M. Moores
Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Company, 2007
2. Earth Structure by B. van der Pluijm and S. Marshak
Publisher: WW Norton & Company, Second Edition, 2004
3. Structural Geology by H. Fossen, Cambridge University Press

4. Basic Methods of Structural Geology by S. Marshak and G. Mitra

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Elective
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 5 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective