|Course Direction:||Mining Engineering|
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.