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C550
Rock Engineering Series: Underground Openings

Yun Zhou, Ph.D., PE

Early development of rock engineering started with treating rock as a continuum material so that matured elastic theory could be applied. Those efforts resulted in a discipline known as rock mechanics. Later development involved treating rock mass as both continuum and discrete materials, depending on the scale of the rock mass, to reflect real rock mass that ranges from an intact, continuum single rock block to a conglomerate of discrete rock blocks separated by faults, bedding planes, and joints known as discontinuities. During the past few decades this subject has come together in the discipline which we know today as rock engineering.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


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