Search result: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Earth Sciences Master|
|Major in Mineralogy and Geochemistry|
| Restricted Choice Modules Mineralogy and Geochemistry|
A minimum of two restricted choice modules must be completed in the major Mineralogy and Geochemistry.
|Mineralogy and Petrology|
| Mineralogy and Petrology: Compulsory Courses|
The compulsory courses of this module take place in Autumn Semester.
|Mineralogy and Petrology: Courses of Choice|
|651-4030-00L||Crystalline Geology of the Alps |
Does not take place this semester.
|W||3 credits||2G||to be announced|
|Abstract||Geology of the Central Alps with an emphasis on the Alpine-metamorphic Penninic domain between the External massifs and the Insubric line. Focus: Alpine tectonics, deformation history and metamorphosis.|
|Objective||Understanding the Alpine tectonics, the Geological history incl. deformation and metamorphic history of the central part of the Alps.|
|Content||Geographical overview; tectonic units and their relationship; deformation; metamorphosis; deep structure; evolution and geological history from Permian to Oligocene based on observation at three localities: Valmalenco, Cimalunga unit, Bergell intrusion.|
|Lecture notes||No script, but a lot of maps and profiles drawn at the blackboard.|
|101-0302-00L||Clays in Geotechnics: Problems and Applications||W||3 credits||2G||M. Plötze|
|Abstract||This course gives a comprehensive introduction in clay mineralogy, properties, characterising and testing methods as well as applied aspects and problems of clays and clay minerals in geotechnics.|
|Objective||Upon successful completion of this course the student is able to:|
- Describe clay minerals and their fundamental properties
- Describe/propose methods for characterisation of clays and clay minerals
- Draw conclusion about specific properties of clays with a focus to their potential use, problematics and things to consider in geotechnics and engineering geology.
|Content||- Introduction to clays and clay minerals (importance and application in geosciences, industry and everyday life)|
- Origin of clays (formation of clays and clay minerals, geological origin)
- Clay mineral structure, classification and identification incl. methods for investigation (e.g., XRD)
- Properties of clay materials, characterisation and quantification incl. methods for investigation (e.g., cation exchange, rheology, plasticity, shearing, swelling, permeability, retardation and diffusion)
- Clay Minerals in geotechnics: Problems and applications (e.g. soil mechanics, barriers, slurry walls, tunnelling)
|Lecture notes||Lecture slides and further documents will be provided.|
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