Rock Mechanics (CV386)

Course Name: 

Rock Mechanics (CV386)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Introduction to rock mechanics, Engineering classification of rocks, Engineering properties of intact rocks, Determinationof in situ properties - shear strength, deformation, in situ stress, strength of jointed rocks, application to rock slopes, rock blasting, ground improvement techniques in rocks and bearing capacity.


1) Jaegar and Cook, Foundation of rock masses. 2) Goodman, Introduction to rock mechanics, Wiley international

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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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