Academic Catalog

GEOE437 GEOMECHANICS

Course Code: 5640437
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HALUK AKGN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5610224
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE437 GEOMECHANICS .

Course Content

Classification and index properties of rocks. Rock strength and failure criteria. Initial stresses in rocks and their measurements. Planes of weakness and deformability of rocks. Application of geomechanics in geological engineering.