Geotechnical Data 1 - Rock Fabric and Structures is intended as both a course and a technical reference for an audience of mining engineers, engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers concerned with underground and surface excavation in rock.
This course introduces the user to data collection for rock fabric and major geologic structures using stereonets, mapping and core logging techniques. It introduces the concept of rock mass classification for excavation design and discusses the importance of the geologic regime, rock fabric, rock strength and other properties. The course provides practical guidelines and procedures for collection of relevant geotechnical data by stereonets, cell mapping, core logging, and reduction of data for rock mass classification purposes.
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Geotechnical Data 1 - Rock Fabric and Structures, and its companion course Geotechnical Data 2 - Rock Material Properties, replace and expand upon the original course Geotechnical Data Collection for Excavation in Rock by the same author.
The course comprises 14 learning sessions of 30-60 minutes each at both summary and text level, plus multiple-choice reviews, extensive worked examples, and numerous illustrations and supporting tables. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 11 hours of study content.