1.381 Rock Mechanics

Class Info

Introduces theoretical and experimental aspects of rock mechanics and prepares students for rock engineering. Includes review of laboratory and field testing; empirical and analytical methods for describing strength, deformability and conductivity of intact rock and rock masses; fracture mechanics and mechanics of discontinua, including flow through discontinua and hydraulic fracturing; and design and analysis of rock slopes and foundations on rock. Also discusses blasting design. Includes term paper/term project.

This class has 1.361, and 1.38 as prerequisites.

1.381 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. Einstein.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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