Geological Engineering

GE4412Applied Rock Mechanics (O)4 ch (3C 2L)

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, or equivalent. Equivalent to ESCI 4412