542-0208/11 – Rock and Soil Mechanics (MHZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Petroš, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIH30 Ing. Petr Michalčík
PET40 prof. Ing. Vladimír Petroš, CSc.
SAN02 doc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Combined Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this subject is acquaint with basic properties of rocks and soils, which are used in further subjectes, for exasmple mining geomechanics, soil and slope stability, mining etc.

Teaching methods



In this subject students are at the first acquaint with relation between rock mass – rock samples – rock specimen. In the chapter physical properties are definition of different rock properties, their measurement and using in practical calculations. Soil classification according grain size and according water content, which influence soil behaviour. Mechanical properties mean in the first place strength characteristics. Strength properties are estimated for simple loading, like compressive, tensile shear loading and also for combined loading.

Compulsory literature:

Petroš,V.: Rock and Soil Mechanics VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Ostrava 2005 ISBN 80-248-0807-2

Recommended literature:

Ulusay, R., Hudson, J.A.:The Complete ISRM Suggested Methods for Rock characterization, Testing and monitoring: 1974-2006. Ankara Turkey 2007, ISBN 978-975-93675-4-1

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Osnova přednášek: 1. Mechanika hornin a zemin jako součást vědní disciplíny hornická geomechanika. 2. Hornina v úložních podmínkách. 3. Vzájemná relace horninový vzorek – horský masiv. 4. Pevnosti a přetvárný projev hornin a jeho ovlivňující faktory. 5. Metody, hypotézy a teorie popisující a objasňující napěťově-přetvárný projev hornin. 6. Technické vlastnosti hornin 7. Energetické hypotézy rozpojitelnosti. 8. Hypotézy mezních stavů hornin a horského masivu.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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