224-0948/01 – Modern methods of geophysical investigation (MMGP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. RNDr. Zdeněk Kaláb, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. RNDr. Zdeněk Kaláb, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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KAL05 prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Kaláb, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject summarizes basic principles of geophysical methods. The aim is to demonstrate the use of different methods and methodologies for different purposes. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the correctness and sufficiency of the chosen methodology, the assessment of the quality and the reliability of the measured data and the knowledge of the interpretation of the measured geophysical data for the intended purpose. Focus topics are selected according to the currently solved issues, such as applications for ecology, archeology, construction, geotechnics or brownfields. The graduate gains the ability to participate in the project preparation of the geophysical works and detailed interpretation of the geophysical knowledge for the given customer (geologist, geo-engineer, constructor, archaeologist ...). Main topics of lectures: Geological sciences, role and aims of quantitative geodesy and geophysics. Physical fields of the Earth. Geophysical methods in hydrogeology. Geophysical methods in geotechnical and civil engineering. Geophysical methods in ecology and survey of old ecological loads. Geophysics for archaeological survey. Redevelopment site in brownfields. Graduate will be acquainted with modern methods of geophysical measurement and processing, special emphasis will be placed on interpreting the obtained results for the needs of the customer. The focus of knowledge will be in geoelectrical and seismic methods, less will be defined other methods, e.g. gravitational, thermal or radiometric methods. In addition to knowledge of geophysical measurements, the issue of repeated measurements and monitoring will be mentioned.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations

Summary

The subject follows basic geophysical knowledge. Graduates will be acquainted with newer instrumentation and techniques of geophysical measurements. By typing examples from individual themes, graduates will get an idea of how to correctly and efficiently draw up a methodology of geophysical measurements and how to correctly design interpretational procedures both from the point of view of evaluation of the measured data and from the point of view of the customer of the thematic task. The themes are based on current most frequently solved assignments (hydrogeology, geotechnics, construction, damaged areas, archeology).

Compulsory literature:

Mareš S. et al.: Introduction to applied geophysics. D.Reidel Publ. Comp., 1984. Llibourtry, L.: Quantitative geophysics and geology. Springer, Praxis, 2000. Lowrie, W.: Fundamentals of Geophysics. Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Recommended literature:

Gupta, H.K.: Encyclopedia of solid Earth geophysics. Springer, 2011. McDowell P.W. et al.: Geophysics in engineering investigation. CIRIA, 2002. Shearer, P.M.: Introduction to Seismology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999. US Army Corps of Engineers, No. 23: Geophysical exploration for engineering and environmental investigations. American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE Press, 1998 Villaverde, R.: Fundamental Concept of Earthquake Engineering. CRC Press, 2009. Waltham T.: Foundations of engineering geology. Spon Press, 2009.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

There are no requirements

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Main topics of lectures: Geological sciences, role and aims of quantitative geodesy and geophysics. Physical fields of the Earth. Geophysical methods in hydrogeology. Geophysical methods in geotechnical and civil engineering. Geophysical methods in ecology and survey of old ecological loads. Geophysics for archaeological survey. Redevelopment site in brownfields.

Conditions for subject completion

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