Spring 2018





Engineering Geology: Rock Mechanics

Term: 
Fall 2017
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
GEOLOGY (GEOL)
Course Number: 
GEOL 670 690
Schedule: 
Wednesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

FREED, CHAD

Course Description: 

This course focuses on the rock mechanics aspects of Engineering Geology. The theme is characterization of the geologic environment for engineering and environmental investigations. Covered are the various exploration tools and methods, including: Collection and analysis of existing engineering data; Interpretation of remotely sensed imagery; Field and laboratory measurements of material properties; Measurement and characterization of rock discontinuities; Rock slope stability analysis; Stress, strain and failure of rocks and the importance of scale; Rock core logging; Rock mass rating; Rock support and reinforcement; Rock excavation, blasting and blast monitoring and control.