Rock Mechanics & Ground Control

Course Name: 

Rock Mechanics & Ground Control (MN902)




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (4-0-0)


Introduction to Rock Mechanics. Analysis of stress and strain. representation of stress- strain, Engineering properties of Rocks. Determination of various rock indices, Determination of physical and mechanical properties of Rocks. Elastic Constants, Engineering classification of rock mass. Instrumentation used for determination of in - situ stresses and laboratory investigations, Design of underground openings. Design of pillars in underground coal mines, Rock reinforcement / Ground improvement techniques in rock masses, Subsidence: Prediction and measurement of subsidence. Subsidence damage and control.


Obert L. and Duvell W. I., Rock Mechanics and design of structures in rock. Jaeger and Cook, Fundamentals of rock mechanics. Bray and Brown, Rock Mechanics.

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 Prof Harsh Vardhan,

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

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