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The first part of the course provides an overview of the testing techniques and analytical tools that are routinely employed in the study of problems in rock engineering. The second part of the course focuses instead on the analysis of groundwater movement describing the procedures for geo-hydrological characterisation and the relevant methods for engineering design.
The prerequisites of the course are: a) a good knowledge of solid mechanics and b) a sound understanding of the principles of geotechnical engineering including both mechanical aspects (e.g. laws of soil deformation and strength) and hydraulic aspects (e.g. flow in porous materials under both transient and stationary conditions).
The course has an approximate duration of 50 hours. It consists of a combination of theoretical lectures and class exercises. The language of the course is English.
J. A. Hudson and J.P. Harrison (1997)
Engineering Rock Mechanics
Pergamon, ISBN 9780080438641
Office hours: The lecturers of each module receive by appointment to be previously agreed via e-mail.
DOMENICO GALLIPOLI (President)
LUCA GIOVANNI LANZA (President)
AGOSTINO WALTER BRUNO (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Students are assessed through an individual oral examination, which may also include the written resolution of an analytical question on one of the topics covered during the course.
The examination is designed to assess student learning in different contexts. The written resolution of an analytical question allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in a context that favours reflective reasoning. The oral presentation allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in a context that favours communication and interaction skills.