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Rock Mechanics

Course Description

Study program: Geotechnics (V semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Rock Mechanics

Instructors: Dr Miloš Marjanović

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: -

Course Objectives: Familiarizing with the basic terms, principles and methods of investigating physic-mechanical properties and natural stress of rock masses, as well as their behavior under different types of loading.

Learning Outcomes: Familiarizing with the importance of the rock mechanics, and enabling application of acquired knowledge in geotechnical investigations.


Theory teaching
1. Scope and definitions of basic terms, short history of development. 2. Physical properties of rock masses, practical importance of determining these properties, and methods of investigation. 3. Heterogeneity and anisotropy of rocks in respect to physical-mechanical properties and mechanical behavior. 4. Rock discontinuities. 5. Scale effect. 6. Definition and character of deformation, and definition of the deformation and elastic moduli. 7. Investigation of rock deformability, laboratory tests, static and dynamic. 8. Rock strength, basic definitions. 9. Determining rock strength, laboratory tests. 10. Determining rock strength, in-situ tests. 11. Stresses in rock masses

Practical teaching
Familiarizing with the measuring equipment and instruments for laboratory and in-situ tests of mechanical strengths, deformability, primary and secondary stresses. Numerical problems related to experimental investigation, and solving practical problems.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Б. Кујунџић: Основи механике стена I, Грађевински календар, 1977.
  2. Н. Гојковић, и др.: Стабилност косина површинских копова, РГФ, Београд, 2004.
  3. Р. Лапчевић: Утицај испуцалости на механичка својства стенских маса, Семинар – методологија истраживања испуцалости стенских маса у геотехници, РГФ, Београд, 1990.
  4. Проширена литература: Интернет презентације и публикације

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
3 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Classical lectures, followed by audio-visual demonstrations, direct familiarizing with the investigation and measurement techniques, presenting independent exercises, knowledge tests, consults.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Written Exam 60
Oral Exam 10
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 10
Practical Classes 20

Additional Assessment Criteria -