Week 1:Rock Formation: rock forming minerals, identification, geological classification of rock, geological structures, faults, folds, joints.
Week 1-2:Stereographic Project of Geological Data: Principle of equal area net, representation of a line, plane, intersection of two planes, other applications.
Week 2-3: Laboratory Testing of Rocks: Determination of physical properties, uniaxial compressive strength test, tensile strength test, oblique shear test, triaxial test, slake durability test, stress-strain responses of rocks.
Week 4-6: Engineering Classification of Rocks & Rock Mass: Deere and Miller classification, concept of rock mass, rock quality designation, rock mass rating, rock mass quality, geological strength index and applications in civil engineering projects.
Week 6-7:Strength Criteria for Rocks & Rock Mass: Mohr-Coulomb criterion, Hoek and Brown criterion, Barton’s theory.
Tunneling: Ground conditions in tunneling, application of stereographic projections, elastic analysis under uniaxial, biaxial and hydrostatic conditions, Concrete lining: elastic analysis, elasto-plastic analysis: Tresca criterion, rock mass-tunnel support interaction analysis, design of support system.
Week 10-11:Rock Slope Stability Analysis: Modes of failure, limit equilibrium approaches, application of stereographic projections, remedial measures.
Week 11-12:Foundations of Weak Rocks: Bell’s approach, bearing capacity based on classification approaches, UCS, plate load test, special considerations, dam foundations.