This course for mining and geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists presents the determination of shear strength of discontinuities, analysis of structurally controlled instability, wedge failure control and excavation sequencing. The practical application of theory and principles is illustrated by a case study of a large underground excavation.
This course is the second in a suite of five Practical Rock Engineering courses. Other titles in the suite include Introduction, Slope Stability and Rockfalls, Stress Analysis, and Excavation and Support.
The entire suite of courses has been upgraded and enhanced by the author to reflect advances in theory and practice that have occurred in recent years. Enhancements include the provision of many new figures and images.
Practical Rock Engineering 2 - Structural Analysis consists of 11 viewing sessions of 30 - 60 minutes each with supporting figures, examples, design tables and an extensive author reference, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 10 hours of viewing content.