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GEOPHYS 259: Laboratory Characterization of Properties of Rocks and Geomaterials (CEE 192, GEOPHYS 162)

Lectures and lab. Principles and measurements of physical properties of rocks and geomaterials such as porosity, permeability, acoustic wave velocity, and resistivity through lectures and laboratory experiments. Types of equipment used in experimental rock/material physics. Training in analytical project writing skills and understanding errors for assessing accuracy and variability of measured data. Students may investigate a scientific problem to support their own research. Prerequisites: Physics 45 (Light and Heat); and CME 100 (Vector Calculus)

Offered: AUTUMN

OSPGEN 15: Volcanoes, Roman Concrete and Archaeology

The purpose of this multidisciplinary course is to expose students to the interactions between the natural hazards in Southern Italy and the engineering of more durable and sustainable materials from the engineering of the Roman maritime concrete to Martian sulfur concrete. The seminar will be a journey inside volcanoes and a walking tour through the archaeological sites of Greek and Roman age. Students will learn about natural disasters, properties of rocks and geomaterials used for construction, and how these materials have been used to build many of the long-lasting, ancient monuments and cities and will be likely used for planetary shelters and habitats of tomorrow.

Offered: SUMMER

GEOPHYS 162: Laboratory Characterization of Properties of Rocks and Geomaterials (CEE 192, GEOPHYS 259)

Lectures and lab. Principles and measurements of physical properties of rocks and geomaterials such as porosity, permeability, acoustic wave velocity, and resistivity through lectures and laboratory experiments. Types of equipment used in experimental rock/material physics. Training in analytical project writing skills and understanding errors for assessing accuracy and variability of measured data. Students may investigate a scientific problem to support their own research. Prerequisites: Physics 45 (Light and Heat); and CME 100 (Vector Calculus)

Offered: AUTUMN

GEOPHYS 385N: Experimental Rock Physics

Research on the use of laboratory geophysical methods for the characterization of the physical properties of rocks and their response to earth stresses, temperature, and rock-fluid interactions. May be repeated for credit.

Offered: AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING SUMMER

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