Jun 28, 2022  
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MINE 225 Applied Rock Mechanics (Changing from MINE 325) W | 4.5

Lecture: 3
Lab: 1.5
Tutorial: 0
This course deals with the principles of solid mechanics as applied to geologic materials in order to examine the effects of stress, strain and other factors on the geomechanical responses of such materials to these influences. Topics covered include rheological behaviour of rocks, stress measurement and prediction, and measurement procedures for determination of rock strength and other characteristic parameters. Failure theories are discussed and used to describe fracture development and design considerations for underground and surface mine structures. Analytical techniques based on empirical knowledge and supported by available theory and engineering practice are presented, including, for example: slope stability, underground structure and rock foundation design; the influences of ground water, rockbursts and backfill support on structural stability of excavations; and discussion of potential hazards associated with each. The operation and design of instrumentation used for rock mechanics studies are also discussed. 

Academic Units:
Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Science 54
Engineering Design 0

PREREQUISITE(S): CIVL 230  and MINE 202  or permission of the instructor

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