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Engineering Geology: Rock Mechanics

Engineering Geology: Rock Mechanics

Term
Course Number
EESC 6840 690
Course Code
EESC6840690
Course Key
77119
Day(s)
Wednesday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Instructor
Course Description
This course focuses on the rock mechanics aspects of Engineering Geology. The theme is characterization of the geologic environment for engineering and environmental investigations. Covered are the various exploration tools and methods, including: Collection and analysis of existing engineering data; Interpretation of remotely sensed imagery; Field and laboratory measurements of material properties; Measurement and characterization of rock discontinuities; Rock slope stability analysis; Stress, strain and failure of rocks and the importance of scale; Rock core logging; Rock mass rating; Rock support and reinforcement; Rock excavation, blasting and blast monitoring and control.