Early development of rock engineering started with treating rock as a continuum material so that matured elastic theory could be applied. Those efforts resulted in a discipline known as rock mechanics. Later development involved treating rock mass as both continuum and discrete materials, depending on the scale of the rock mass, to reflect real rock mass that ranges from an intact continuum single rock block to a conglomerate of discrete rock blocks separated by faults, bedding planes, and joints known as discontinuities. During the past few decades this subject has come together in the discipline which we know today as rock engineering.
This course is applicable to civil, mining, structural, and geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, design, and construction of building structures with rocks.
You will review three notes of “Practical Rock Engineering” that were selected from a free set of notes offered online to public by Dr. Evert Hoek.
To earn PDH credit the student must pass a multiple choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- History and development of rock engineering
- Rockbursts and elastic theory
- Discontinuous rock masses
- Geological data collection
- Laboratory testing of rock
- Rock mass strength and classification
- In situ stress measurements
- Rock reinforcement and support design
- Excavation methods in rock
- Analytical tools for rock engineering
- Rock landslides
- Deformation of rock slopes
- Structural failures in rock masses
- Excavations in weak rock
- Factor of Safety and probability of failure in rock engineering
- Criteria of acceptable design in rock engineering
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz . PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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