Underground Rock Mechanics (CE 874.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
CE 874 02 January 2017 Paul Hughes (primary instructor)
CE 874 02 January 2016 Christopher Hawkes (primary instructor)


Theories on stress distribution around openings in rock. Approaches for characterizing rock masses. Failure criteria in rock and rock masses. Underground instrumentation, monitoring and interpretation. Underground stability design and support methods.


GEOE 414 or equivalent.

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