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--------------------------------------------------------------------1. GENERAL
1.1 TITLE:: ROCK MECHANICS
1.2 *COURSE NUMBER (if known):: DC.MN 231.15
1.3 CREDITS:: 09, (L-T-P: 3-0-2)
1.4 SEMESTER-OFFERED:: IV Semester
1.5 PRE-REQUISITES:: None
1.6 COURSE COMMITTEE MEMBERS :: Prof. B.K.Shrivastva & Dr. Ashok Jaiswal
2. OBJECTIVES:: Objective of the course is to disseminate the knowledge of the
basic of the subject to the students. Students will understand the fundamental o
f the subject and its application in mining of coal and mineral deposits.
3. COURSE TOPICS::
Physico-Mechanical Properties of Rocks:
Specific gravity, hardness, porosity, moisture content, permeability, thermal co
nductivity. Compressive, tensile and shear strengths. Modulus of elasticity. Poi
sson s ratio and triaxial strength, Swell index, slake durability, point load inde
x.
Stress and Strains:
Stresses in two and three dimensions. Stress tensors. Principal stresses. Stre
ss invariants. Displacements and strains. Mohr s circle. Stress-strain relationsh
ips. Equilibrium and compatibility equations. Stress and displacement around ope
ning.
Rockmass Classification Systems:
Rock quality designation (RQD), Rock mass rating (RMR) and Q-system- their appli
cations in structure support
In-situ Stresses:
Estimation of vertical and horizontal stress, horizontal in-situ stress. Stress
measurement techniques
Rheological Models and Time Dependent Properties of Rocks:
Theories of Rock Failure and post failure behaviour:
Griffith, Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek and Brown failure criteria. Post-failure behaviour
of rock
Design of underground structures:
Design of pillars, empirical formulas for pillar strength, stope design
Design of rock and dump slope:
Mode of failure, various methods for assessing factor of safety
Rock support and reinforcement:
Types of support, theory of roof bolting, roof support by empirical approach
Surface subsidence:

Mechanism, prediction and control

4. READINGS
4.1 TEXTBOOKS::
1.
R. E. Goodman, Introduction to rock mechanics , Pub: John Willey & Sons
2.
B. H. G. Brady and E. T. Brown, Rock Mechanics for underground mining , Pub
: Kluwer academic publishers
3.
Syd. S. Peng, Coal Mine Ground Control , Pub: Society for Mining Metallurgy
4.
J. A. Hudson and J. P. Harrison, Engineering Rock Mechanics: An Introduct
ion to the Principles , Pub: Elsevier Science Ltd.
5.
E. Hoek and J. W. Bray, Rock slope Engineering , Taylor & Francis
4.2 *REFERENCE BOOKS::
1.
J.C. Jeager, N. G. W. Cook and Robert Zimmerman, Fundamentals of Rock M
echanics . Pub: Wiley India Pvt Ltd
2.
E. Hoek and E. T. Brown, Underground excavations in Rock , Institutions of
Mining and Metallurgy, London, Pub: CRC Press
5. OTHER SESSIONS
5.1 *TUTORIALS::
5.2 *LABORATORY:: Based on theory
5.3 *PROJECT::
6. ASSESSMENT (indicative only)
6.1 HA:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beginning
of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.2 QUIZZES-HA:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beg
inning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.3 PERIODICAL EXAMS:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in t
he beginning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.4 *PROJECT:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the begin
ning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.5 FINAL EXAM:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beg
inning of the classes as per the UG Manual
7. OUTCOME OF THE COURSE:: Students will understand the procedures for determina
tion of physico-mechanical properties of the rocks. They will understand the bas
ic of the rock mechanics. They will be able to design the mine structures such a
s pillars, support, slope, etc based on empirical relationship. They will be abl
e to do the subsidence prediction also.
8. *EXPECTED ENROLLMENT FOR THE COURSE::
9. *DEPARTMENTS OTHER THAN YOUR OWN TO WHICH THIS COURSE WOULD BE OF INTEREST::
10. *ANY OTHER REMARKS::
DATED::______________________

PROPOSER SIGNATURE::___________________
PROPOSER NAME::________________________
NAME OF DEPT/SCHOOL::_________________

DATED::______________________

DUGC CONVENOR::________________________
NAME OF DEPT/SCHOOL::__________________

DUGC Convenor to send the course proposal to all faculty,and also to Chairman,SU
GC.
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DATED::_____________________

Chairman, SUGC::________________________