Course Description

This course explores the structural evolution of rocks under deformation, emphasizing the geological processes that influence geotechnical properties and pavement performance. It covers the mechanics of rock deformation, the microstructural features that develop in rocks, and how these features affect their mechanical properties. The course integrates field studies, laboratory testing, and theoretical modeling to provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of rock deformation and structural geology.
  • Analyze the microstructural characteristics of deformed rocks and their implications on rock behavior.
  • Apply geological principles to solve engineering problems in geotechnical and pavement engineering.
  • Conduct field and laboratory investigations to assess rock structure and properties.
  • Utilize computational models to simulate rock deformation processes.