Rock Mechanics

Course Name: 

Rock Mechanics (MN352)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)


Definition, Analysis of stresses and strains. Differential equations in elastic theory, Mohr’s representation of stress and strain. Stress – strain relations in elastic and non-elastic media. Behaviour of rock under stress. Physical properties of rocks, Determination of rock indices, Physico-mechanical properties of rocks, Elastic constants under static and dynamic loading. Determination of in-situ strength properties of rocks, Rheological models, Engineering classification of rock mass, Rock fracture mechanics.


Obert, L. & Duvall, W.I.- Rock Mechanics and design of structures in rock; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1967. Wittke, W., Rock Mechanics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990.


Mining Engineering

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