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Mining (MNG)

MNG 331 Rock Mechanics (3) Ground stresses, laboratory rock properties, laboratory and field instrumentation, rock mass characteristics, subsidence, slope stability, design of mine workings.

MNG 331 Rock Mechanics (3)    

This course was designed to introduce the student to the subject of rock mechanics. It includes an introduction to experimental stress analysis, the physical properties of rock, underground stresses, laboratory and field instrumentation, model studies, rock mass properties, and the discussion of a number of rock mechanics field applications associated with mining, petroleum and civil engineering, and geoscience. A technical paper written on some field related to the laboratory and/or theoretical aspect of rock mechanics is required. A series of eight laboratory sessions are included. These give the students hands-on experience relative to the concepts and instrumentation problems discussed in lectures.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: E MCH 210

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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