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Rock Mechanics

Code Number:
Teaching Semester:8th
Course Direction:Mining Engineering
Course Type:Elective

Lecture Hours Lab Hours Exercise Hours
3 2 0

Course Overview

Intact Rock and its classification. Discontinuities and their characterization. Stress and strain analysis. Constitutive laws. Strength of intact rock. Strength of discontinuities. Strength of jointed rock and rock mass. Failure Criteria. Creep and Rheological Models. In Situ Stress. Laboratory determination of physical properties and mechanical parameters under tension, compression and shear. In Situ determination of stress and displacement. Tutorials.

Teaching Personnel

A.I Sofianos

Last Updated: February 25, 2007