Earth Sciences

ESCI4412Applied Rock Mechanics (A)4 ch (3C 2L) [W]

Lectures and labs investigate applications of rock mechanics and rock engineering principles, using geological and geomechanical data in the open-ended design of surface and underground engineering structures sited in rocks, as well as geo-hazard mitigation. Analysis of design problems incorporates several industry standard software packages. The natural variability of geomaterials and implications for effective design solutions are discussed.

Prerequisite: ESCI 3411. Equivalent to GE 4412.