TGB4260 - Numerical Analysis for Rock Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 100/100 ALLE

Course content

2D and 3D numerical modelling. Use of Phase2 for 2D plastic modelling and Examine3D for 3D elastisk modelling. Model construction, input parameters, computation, result analysis, post-processing and reporting. Simulation of rock excavation, in situ rock stress and rock support. Other types of relevant programs may be also used in the course.

Learning outcome

- Students will acquire basic knowledge and techniques of numerical analysis for rock engineering.

- Students will be capable of using Phase2 and Examine3D for exercises and execute simulation of tunnel excavation, in situ rock stress and rock support.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercise, mainly exercise. 2 - 4 lectures in the semester. Students get course materials for self-study. Exercise: few exercises during the course for group work to perform numerical analysis of a underground cavern or tunnel. A project work will be given to each student for individual work and report. The report is the basis for the final grade in the course. Lectures are held in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade in the course is based on an individual project with submission of project report.

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

Rock engineering, rock/soil mechanics and engineering geology.

Course materials

On-line user manual and documents of Phase2, Examine3D, RocLab and other relevant programs.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Lab hours: 5
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum



Examination arrangement: Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
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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