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 1.38, and 1.361 as prerequisites.

1.381 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by H. Einstein.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-371.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Civil and Environmental Engineering (Course 1) < MIT site or on the 1.381 Stellar site.

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