Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
Recognize the importance of Rock Mechanics from technical and economic points of view in mining
Describe the main laboratory tests such as, uniaxial compressive strength, tensile strength, stress-strain, direct shear, triaxial compressive, etc.
Choose the suitable failure criteria for the determination of stability of both surface and underground structures.
Calculate the in situ stress and stress concentrations around underground opening
Integrate the 2D numerical solutions in Rock Mechanics
Judge the differences between the behavior of rock mass and rock material properties