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MINE 448 - Rock Mechanics

(4 units)
Mechanical behavior of rock; response to load changes; deformation, failure, discontinuity slip; rock testing. Engineering applications: slopes, pillars, tunnels; reinforcement design.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 372 ; GEOL 332 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. conceptualize and discuss basic concepts on stress, stress, and strain-strain relationships both in 2D and 3D as applied to rock mechanics in mining.
2. utilize the fundamental behavior and characterization of rock mass; and apply standard rock mass classification systems to quantitatively describe rock mass quality.
3. design and perform various standard ASTM rock testing procedures in the laboratory; and interpret data and write laboratory reports in a professional format.
4. apply basic knowledge of math, science and engineering together with modern engineering practices in excavation design and construction of underground openings.


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