Advanced rock mechanics 7.5 Credits

Avancerad bergmekanik
Second cycle, T7022B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2016 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 17 Jun 2015

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Rock Engineering and Mineral Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Mining and Mineral Technology

Entry requirements

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The course will improve your understanding of rock mechanics. After finishing the course you will be able to: - Carry out advanced stability analyses of rock construction, including slopes, tunnels, caverns, mines, etc. using numerical methods - Understand the nature of the rockbursts and seismic events in underground mines and tunnels - Process seismic data and analyze the seismicity recorded by microseismic networks in mines.

- Numerical methods with application to rock mechanics problems: - - Theory of numerical methods - - Slope stability - - Tunnel design, reinforcement application, etc. - - Mine design - Mining seismology - - Theory of seismic waves, seismic sources and their parameters - - Practical analysis of seismic waves and seismic events - - Practical analysis of seismicity and seismic hazard

The teaching consists of lectures, home assignments, lab assignment, and presentation.

Written tests, home assignments and lab assignment. Written examination with graded marks.

Savka Dineva

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

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