Field trip and project
ECTS Credits : 3
Duration: 6.5 j. de terrain + 42 h Ecole
Semester : S7
Person(s) in charge :
Yann GUNZBURGER, Assistant Professor, email@example.com
Marianne CONIN, Assistant Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivier DECK, Professor, email@example.com
keywords : Field camp, observation, geological sections and maps, highway, quarry
Prérequisites : Sense of observation, that's all!
Make a geological map and use it for the design of an highway or a quarry
Program and content:
Based on the principle “to learn to swim, jump into the deep end of the pool”, this training period aims to give a direct contact with geology, as well as with geotechnics, via observation of real geological objects, in the field, in all their complexity. The objective is to create a geological map of a sedimentary land sector of about 5 km2, in the Lagrasse mountain range (Corbières, Aude).
Geological mapping is a difficult discipline that requires making several observations simultaneously, and then recording them in a field book and, above all, on a topographic base; this requires knowing how to orient yourself with precision. The notes taken will serve to create a definitive geological map with an explanatory notice.
Carrying out a preliminary design project of a highway or a quarry crossing of a mapped sector introduces numerous aspects of Geotechnics and Civil Engineering, aspects that will be developed in later courses.
The field work is done over 6 days, in September, at the start of the school year. Once back in Nancy, during the project time allotted for the 1st semester, the data collected in the field will be used to:
Description and operationnal verbs
Knowledge of sedimentary rocks and main geological structures (faults, horizons, folds).
Understand the geological map, at several resolutions and the geological context.
Understand the main constraints (economical, environmental, technical or legal) that may influence the design of an highway or a quarry
Be able to precisely describe and identify the main sedimentary rocks observed on the field. Georeference geological and structural mark and make reports from the field observations. Be able to construct the geological map of the region.
Analyse the geological, structural and angular relations between the geological objects.
Make a precise and synthetic report presenting the field observations
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