Mechanics of Rock Masses (CE 876.3)

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CE 876 02 January 2017
CE 876 01 September 2016
CE 876 02 January 2016


In soils, deformation occurs as a result of strains throughout the soil mass, with the mass behaving essentially as a continuum. By contrast, rock response is controlled by deformations along discrete discontinuities including fissures, cracks, joints, and faults. For this reason, different approaches to characterization analysis and design are required.


GEOE 315 or equivalent.

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