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MINE527 ROCK MECHANICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

Course Code: 5650527
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mining Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. LEVEND TUTLUOLU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Rock properties and constitutive behaviour. Anisotropy and rock strength. Constitutive behaviour of rock discontinuities. Analytical and numerical modeling of mechanical behaviour of rock and discontinuities. Failure around large underground chambers and tunnels; effects of rock discontinuities and pore pressure. Rock foundations, stability of foundations on jointed and bedded rock.