Rock Mechanics

Course Name: 

Rock Mechanics (RT 701)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (3-0-0)


Stress- strain relationships and elastic constants, physico- mechanical properties of rocks. Measurement of rock loads and displacements, Failure criteria, Influence of anisotropy and discontinuity on rock behaviour. Stress distributions around single and multiple openings in rocks. Rock mass classifications. Rock mass damage criteria. Field instrumentation.


Obert L. and Duvell W. I. Rock Mechanics and design of structures in rock, Johnwiely, London, 1967 Bray and Brown. Rock Mechanics

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 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

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