Course detail

Rock Mechanics

FAST-BF005Acad. year: 2018/2019

Appreciation of the rock environment as co-operative background with the structure. Physical-mechanical and technological properties verified by laboratory and in situ tests. Strain and stress in rock mass. Special field measuring, instrumentation and monitoring. Stability of rock and weak rock slopes and walls. Anchorage into rocks.

Department

Institute of Geotechnics (GTN)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire the knowledge: Of rocky environment (rock and weak rocks) as co-operative background with the structure. The student will be acquainted with physical, mechanical and technological properties of rocks and their verification by laboratory and in situ tests in stress state of rocky massive. The student will be able to propose to do basic check of stability of rock slopes. The student will be able design of rock anchors.

Prerequisites

Students must have a basic knowledge of at least: Geology, soil mechanics, building materials, basic structural mechanics and elasticity and plasticity theory.

Co-requisites

Not required.

Recommended optional programme components

Optionally, students can attend lectures, field trips and workshops that are offered to them during the semester.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods are standard. Interpretation of the lectures are supplemented with practical examples in practice. One practice is carried out in the laboratory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Must be met by participation in education, resolved submitted tutorials and passed credit test

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Physical, mechanical and technological properties of rocks verified in laboratory I.
2. Physical, mechanical and technological properties of rocks verified in laboratory II.
3. In situ tests in Rock Mechanics I.
4. In situ tests in Rock Mechanics II. Strain and stress in rock mass and their checking.
5. Special field measuring, instrumentation and monitoring.
6. Stability of rock and weak rock slopes and walls.
7. Anchorage into rocks.

Aims

Student gains basic checking of rocky environment (rock and weak rocks) as co-operative background with the structure. The student will be acquainted with physical, mechanical and technological properties of rocks and their verification by laboratory and in situ tests in stress state of rocky massive. The student will be able to propose special in situ tests, measurements and monitoring and to do basic check of stability of rock slopes and design of rock anchors.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Physical, mechanical and technological properties of rocks verified in laboratory I.
2. Physical, mechanical and technological properties of rocks verified in laboratory II.
3. In situ tests in Rock Mechanics I.
4. In situ tests in Rock Mechanics II. Strain and stress in rock mass and their checking.
5. Special field measuring, instrumentation and monitoring.
6. Stability of rock and weak rock slopes and walls.
7. Anchorage into rocks.

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the discipline, videos - "Field tests of rock mechanics" and "Laboratory of rock mechanics"
2. Work in the laboratory of rock mechanics. Determination of the rock sample.
3. Field plate test. Evaluation.
4. Field shear test. Evaluation.
5. The stability of rock walls.
6. Anchoring in rock mass.
7. Control of a credit.