Week 1 : Introduction: objective, scope, and associated problems; Discontinuities in rock; Classification of the rock based on origin.
Week 2 : Methods for rock exploration: rock coring, geophysical methods.
Week 3 : Physico-mechanical properties of rock.
Week 4 : Laboratory testing on rock sample and in-situ testing of rock mass.
Week 5 : Rock mass classification systems.
Week 6 : Rock and rock mass failure criteria.Week-9
Week 7 : Rock and rock mass failure criteria.
Week 8 : Applications of rock mechanics: slopes, underground excavations.
:Applications of rock mechanics: foundations, rock support systems.Week-10
:Basic features of tunneling: shapes, usages, methods of construction, problems associated with tunnels, tunneling in various subsoil conditions and rocks.Week-11
of stresses: methods to determine stresses around openings, Kirsch
equation, Greenspan’s method. Basic concepts for lined, unlined, and
:Improvement of rock mass response: rock bolts, rock anchors, steel mats, precast concrete segments, shotcrete, grouting etc.