FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGGEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

MINE317 INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS

Course Code: 5650317
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. LEVEND TUTLUOĞLU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5610224
The course set above should be completed before taking MINE317 INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS.

Course Objective

Provide students a fundamental background in theoretical and applied rock mechanics with emphasis on problem-solving in rock engineering as well as an ability to conduct laboratory experiments and interpret the results.

Course Content

Stress and strain analysis; introductory elasticity; mechanical behavior of rock and rock masses; rock testing; discontinuity deformation and slip; failure; in-situ state of stress; stresses around underground openings; rock mass classification; support design.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to have the basic principles of rock mechanics, to gain an ability to apply knowledge of solid mechanics and material science for identifying, formulating and solving rock engineering and mining related rock mechanics problems, to have the skills to conduct laboratory experiments and evaluate experimental data.