224-0936/02 – Geomechanics (GM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Koníček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Koníček, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KON425 doc. Ing. Petr Koníček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course deals with fundamentals of geomechanics, properties of the rock environment, its voltage-transforming behavior and factors that influence the mechanical manifestations of the rock environment in the creation of underground spaces in general and their behavior in the long-term. The subject of the subject is also the question of rock mass degradation and methods of their evaluation, rheological behavior of the rock mass, energy, stability, induced seismicity and the occurrence of anomalous geomechanical phenomena and mutual interaction of all factors influencing the design of the reinforcement of the underground spaces and the method of consolidation of the rock massif.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Compulsory literature:

JOHN A. HUDSON a JOHN P. HARRISON. Engineering rock mechanics: an introduction to the principles. Oxford, England: Elsevier, 1997. ISBN 0080419127. JOHN P. HARRISON AND JOHN A. HUDSON. Engineering rock mechanics part 2: illustrative worked examples. Oxford: Pergamon, 2000. ISBN 0080430104.

Recommended literature:

Feng X.T. Rockburst: Mechanisms, Monitoring, Warning and Mitigation, 2017, pp. 570.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

There are no further requirements for the student


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Fundamentals of rock mechanics. 2. Characteristics and classification of rocks. 3. Mass of rock mass. 4. Deformation of the rock massif and creation of underground spaces. 5. Broken rock. 6. Rheological behavior of rocks. 7. Discontinuity in rock mass. 8. The penetration of the rocks. 9. Anisotropy and non-homogeneity of rock massif. 10. Energy, stability, seismicity and mining shocks. 11. Reinforcement and consolidation of rock massif. 12. Engineering classification systems and their significance.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan

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