Syllabus for Geology and Geophysics

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PART – A : COMMON TO GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS: Earth and Planetary system, size, shape, internal structure and composition of the earth; atmosphere and greenhouse effect; isostasy; elements of seismology; physical properties of the interior of the earth; continents and continental processes; physical oceanography; geomagnetism

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7.0 Question And Discussion1.) For some cases, give the recommended value of safety factors for the rock slope in civil engineering / construction industry with some justification.Factor of Safety (FS) Typical target design Factor of Safety (FS) values range from 1.3 to 1.5; however, based on engineering judgment, values outside of this range may be appropriate, depending on the circumstances. The minimum FS to be used in stability analyses for a specific rock slope depends on factors such as: 1. The degree of uncertainty in the stability analysis inputs; the most important being the am

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