BE Civil Engineering Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year)University of Mumbai

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

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100.00 Structural Geology of Rocks


200.00 Subsurface Investigations
  • Subsurface Investigations in Rocks and Engineering Characteristics of Rock Masses
300.00 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
400.00 Stress Distribution in Rocks
  • Field and Laboratory Tests on Rocks
500.00 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.
600.00 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).
700.00 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.
800.00 Opening in Rocks
  • Introduction to theory of elasticity, lines and unlined tunnels, pressure tunnels and tunnels for other purposes.
900.00 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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