Earth Sciences

ESCI3411Rock Mechanics5 ch (3C 2L) [W]

An introduction to the deformation and fracture of rocks when subjected to a natural or man-imposed stress field. The concepts of stress, strain, stress-strain relations; creep and strength are applied to geological materials. The mechanisms involved in the failure of continuous, discontinuous and layered rocks are discussed. 

Prerequisites: ESCI 2321 , MATH 1013 or 1063