This course for mining and geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists presents the principles of rock bolt, dowel and cable reinforcing and shotcrete support for excavations in rock, and the principles of blasting damage and control in surface and underground excavations. The practical application of theory and principles is illustrated by several case studies.
This course is the last in a suite of five Practical Rock Engineering courses. Other titles in the suite include Introduction, Structural Analysis, Slope Stability and Rockfalls and Stress Analysis.
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 5 - Excavation and Support consists of 13 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.