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Rock Mechanics Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) BE Civil Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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University of Mumbai Syllabus For Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) Rock Mechanics: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year). Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The University of Mumbai Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) Rock Mechanics syllabus for the academic year 2022-2023 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) Rock Mechanics Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the University of Mumbai Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) Rock Mechanics Syllabus pdf 2022-2023. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) Rock Mechanics in addition to this.

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University of Mumbai Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) Rock Mechanics Revised Syllabus

University of Mumbai Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) Rock Mechanics and their Unit wise marks distribution

University of Mumbai Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) Rock Mechanics Course Structure 2022-2023 With Marking Scheme

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100 Structural Geology of Rocks


200 Subsurface Investigations
  • Subsurface Investigations in Rocks and Engineering Characteristics of Rock Masses
300 Engineering Classification of Rocks and Rock Masses
  • Classification of intact rocks,
  • rock mass classifications {rock quality designation, rock structural rating, geomechanics classification (RMR)},
  • strength and modulus from classifications,
  • classification based on strength and modulus,
  • geo-engineering classification,
  • Deere and Miller’s Engineering Classification
400 Stress Distribution in Rocks
  • Field and Laboratory Tests on Rocks
500 Strength, Modulus and Stress-strain Responses of Rocks
  • Factors influencing rock responses,
  • strength criteria for isotropic intact rocks,
  • modulus of isotropic intact rocks with confining pressure,
  • uni-axial compressive strength of intact anisotropic rocks,
  • strength due to induced anisotropy in rocks,
  • compressive strength and modulus from SPT, stress- strain models (constitutive models, elastic stressstrain model,
  • elasto-plastic stress-strain model, equivalent material concept),
  • influence of intermediate principal stress.
600 Bearing Capacity of Rocks
  • Estimation of bearing capacity (foundation on intact rock, heavily fractured rock, UBC with Hoek-Brown criterion, foundation on slope),
  • stress distribution in rocks, factor of safety,
  • strengthening measures (concrete shear keys, bored concrete piles, tensioned cable anchors, concrete block at toe),
  • settlement in rocks (from joint factor, for horizontal joints, from field tests).
700 Stability of Rock Slopes
  • Modes of failure, rotational failure, plane failure, wedge method of analysis, buckling failure, toppling failure, improvement of slope stability and protection.
800 Opening in Rocks
  • Introduction to theory of elasticity, lines and unlined tunnels, pressure tunnels and tunnels for other purposes.
900 Rock Bolting and Grouting
  • Grouting in rocks, objectives, contact grouting, consolidation grouting, process of grouting, grout requirement, types of grout, stage grouting, grout curtain. Rock bolts, rock bolt types and applications, theory of rock bolting, rock anchors, modes of failure, uplift capacity.
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