Test Engineering Geology 2001

Test in Engineering Geology 2002
Example of how the test will be.
 When you come you will first of all turn in your home test map, cross sections and
PART I - The first part is to be turned in after 1 hr.
PART II - The part II a and b, deals with the engineering project associated with the home
map assignment; the community has presented their ideas for the development. Write very
brief answers to be turned in, you will have about 2 hr for this part.
Lunch 12:30 – 13:15
 PART III - Following lunch, 13:15 to 15:xx (max 16:00), will be an oral test where I will
ask students to present their ideas about a specific problem. Then open the problem to a
group discussion.
PART I – examples of questions
A list of several rock types will be given (all from the book) – You should evaluate them with
respect to some of the following: (order on a scale from 1 to 5 assuming “normal”
1. suitability in Portland cement; explain.
2. suitable for aggregates in Asphalt
i. in areas where studded tires are used?
ii. in climatic areas where studded tiers are used
iii. Explain
3. problematic with respect to slope stability? Explain.
4. bearing capacity. Explain.
5. surface excavations. Explain.
6. tunnelling
7. etc.
simple map problems!!!
8. What is the strike and dip, using the right
hand rule, of the sedimentary rocks in
maps A?.
9. What is the dip direction and dip of the
sedimentary rocks in maps A?
10. For map A: Which layer is oldest and
which is the youngest?
11. Map B: There are three drill holes all starting at the same
elevation. The top of a coal bed is reached after drilling
vertically down in the holes: in hole A after 100 m, in hole
B after 300 m and in drill hole C after 200 m.
a. What is the strike and dip, right hand rule, of the coal
b. What is the dip direction and dip of the coal bed?
Test in Engineering Geology 2002
Write very brief answers to the following questions – an oral test will follow.
First there will be some general questions. These are covering things you should have
presented in your home test – If you have actually done the test at home and not just copied
someone else’s test then these questions should be very easy and quick to answer. Brief
answers – Note Make a copy of your home test – you are to turn you home test in to me at the
start of the test. You will not get them back so you can find what you have written. You are
permitted to use any books and notes you wish.
Examples of Questions:
1. What is the strike and dip of beds? of the fault? Predominate joint sets?
2. Which of the formations would you consider to be an aquifers or an aquiclude?
3. Which rocks in the map area are suitable for aggregates for various usages? Explain.
OTHER questions
PART IIb – examples of questions
After the Olympics are over there is to be a resort centre in the area. The planners for the
area have suggested the following solutions:
A the site of the dam
B the site of x
C the site of y
You will receive a new map with the suggestions from the community.
The following are examples of Questions; you to evaluate their suggestions.
1. Do you think this is a good site for the dam type placement? Yes or No
2. If NO- where would you suggest to move the dam and why?
3. If YES - what is your evaluation of the site and what problems would you expect to have
to overcome?
4. Do you agree with the choice of dam type? yes or no and explain why.
Plus some other questions about the dam.
5. Which of the landfill sites suggested would be best? Evaluate each individually.
Plus some other questions about the landfill sites.
6. Which of the water well sites suggested would be best?
i. If you were to choose – what would be your solution? explain.
Plus some other questions about the water well site
7. The groups or villages of small houses is spread around the lake so everyone will have a
view. There is to be a path for walking bicycling around the lake. No cars are allowed in
the area but are to be parked at the centre from which an underground subway will provide
access to the villages.
i. Would you expect any problems with the proposed positioning of the houses?
Plus some other questions.
8. The trace of the subway is marked on the map.
Questions related to the suggested subway position.