Aims

Concepts and tools necessary for the setting up of a site investigation survey, prospecting design (preliminary, final, executive phases), the achievement of the survey during data collection, processing and interpretation, the understanding of the factors affecting the choice of the prospecting method.

Outlines and content

Lectures

Objectives and criteria for the setting up of a site investigation survey, prospecting design (preliminary, final, executive phases), factors affecting the choice of the prospecting method, applicability and limitations of the different surveys, national regulations. Drilling equipment and methods, cable tool drilling, rotary drilling, hole hammer drilling, auger drilling, coring and sampling techniques, sampling quality categories, standard procedures for the description of soils and rocks. Penetrometer tests, CPT, CPTU, DCPT, SPT. Seismic methods: reflection, refraction, tomography, SASW, MASW, REMI, Down Hole, VSP, Cross Hole, HVSR surveys. Resistivity methods: resistivity depth sounding, resistivity profiling, ERT, self-potential, induced polarization, mise à la masses. Electromagnetics methods: GPR CWEM, TEM, VLF-EM, MT, CSAMT. Gravity method, magnetic method. Geophysical logging: sonic, resistivity, self potential, induction, radioactive logs.

Practicals

Geophysical prospecting design. Seismic, resistivity, self potential, induced polarization, electromagnetic, gravity data processing and interpretation.

Fieldwork

Carrying out of resistivity, self potential, induced polarization, electromagnetic survey.

Prerequisite

No MSc preparatory classes.

Teaching development

The class compounds of lectures, practicals and fieldwork.

Method of assessing learning outcomes

Written and oral examination