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TGB4210 - Rock and Soil Mechanics, Basic Course

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Rock mechanics (70%): Rock materials: mechanical properties, test methods and failure criteria. Rock joints: mechanical properties and failure criteria. Rock masses: assessment of rock mass quality and estimation of strength and feormation parameters. In situ stresses in the rock mass. Stress distribution around tunnels and rock chambers. 2D elastic numerical modelling for stress analysis. Measurements of rock stresses and rock deformations in the field. Rock support: methodology, support devices, rock bolts. Use of rock mechanics principles in the design of underground spaces.
Soil mechanics (30%): Characterization of soil for engineering purposes. Stresses and deformations in soils. Experimental methods for determination of mechanical properties of soils. Case histories on soil mechanics problems.

Learning outcome

The student will obtain knowledge and understanding of rock mechanical and geotechnical processes related to tunnelling, mining, slope stabilization and other constructions/excavations in rock.

Knowledge:
The student will obtain knowledge in the mechanical properties and strength of rock and rock masses, the stress state in the rock mass and redistribution of the stress after excavation as well how the changes in rock stress influence the stability of underground structures. Furthermore, the student will obtain knowledge in the strength and stiffness of soils as well as the concepts of pore pressure and effective stress.

Skills:
The student will be able to conduct evaluation of the rock mass quality, calculation of the stresses and deformation in the rock around underground openings, stability analysis and rock support design. Furthermore, the student will be able to make simplified calculations of settlement and bearing capacity of soil as well soil slope stability. The student will master numerical modelling in Examine2D.

General competence:
The student will develop their capabilities in solving problems in a manner of cross-disciplines, in particular using their knowledge in engineering geology, rock mechanics, rock/mining engineering and soil mechanics.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory tests, class exercises, assignments. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises, lab tests

Further on evaluation

The examination is passed only when both rock mechanics and soil mechanics are passed. If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Basis in mechanics, such as TKT4126 Mechanics or other similar courses.

Course materials

Lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG0545 7.5
TBA4100 2.0 01.09.2009
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Geology
  • Mineral Production
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Rock Engineering
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Highway Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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