Applied Rock Engineering (CV375)

Course Name: 

Applied Rock Engineering (CV375)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Introduction: Rock mass failure mechanism and its influencing factors –IS Standards in Rock Engineering – Types of excavations in rocks: - Tunnels and Slopes – Design methods in massive, stratified and jointed rock mass – Tunneling: Methods of Tunneling – Excavation of large tunnels, hazards in tunnelling –Rock Slope: Mechanics of rock slope failure- Factor affecting rock slope stability – slope stability – analysis and rating –Rock reinforcement techniques – Monitoring of rock deformation in slope and underground space


1) Engineering rock mechanics-Introduction to principles –J.A.Hudson; J.P.Harrison (1997) Elsevier Pergamon Publications Engineering rock mass classification – Tunneling, Foundations and Landslides 2) R K Goel, Bhawani Singh (2011),Elsevier Butterworth – Heinemann Publications Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock –Hoek;\ 3) Kaiser; Bawden (2000) ,CRC Press Rock Slope Engineering (IV Eds) – D.C.Wyllie; C.W.Mah (2004), Spon Press-Taylor & Francis Group

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Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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