Strata Mechanics

Course Name: 

Strata Mechanics (MI 411)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (3-0-0)


Definition and concepts of ground control in mines; State of stress in underground openings- premining and induced stresses, influence of water, time, temperature on stress behaviour. Design of structure in rock, Design of pillars, Cavability characteristics &cavability index, design of supports. Subsidence- Concept, prediction and determination, measurement techniques, subsidence damage and its prevention. Rock bursts and bumps – mechanisms, prediction and estimation of damage.


Obert L. and Duvall W.I. – Rock Mechanics and The Design of Structures In Rocks; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1967. Peng, S.S. Coal Mine Ground Control ; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1978. Biron C. and Arioglue E- Design of Supports in Mines; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1983.


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 Karnataka, India.

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