542-0921/03 – Mechanics of Rocks and Rock Mass (MHHM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
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SAN02 doc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will learn to classify the factors influencing the deposit rock conditions, factors affecting the strength and strain properties of rocks. Student will be also acquainted with the possibilities of their description and explanation.

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This subject deals at the first with stress and deformation state of rock mass before mining activities. Than follow on changes in the rock mass during mining activities. Separately it is explained for linear mine workings and for large mining workings. For mining methods with pillar leaving, dimensioning of that pillar is important. At mining methods like long walking stress- deformation state of rock mass is important for right choose of technological arrangements. The attention to the anomalous rock mass behaviour is paid.

Compulsory literature:

HOEK, E.:Practical Rock Engineering. 2007 http://www.rocscience.com/hoek/pdf/Practical_Rock_Engineering.pdf HUDSON, J.A., HARRISON, J.P.: Engineering Rock Mechanics: an Introduction to the Principles and Applications. Elsevier Science 1997

Recommended literature:

JUMIKIS,A.R.:Rock Mechanics-2nd edition. Trans Tech Publications, 1983, ISBN 0-87849-038-8

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (P2117) Mining (2101V012) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Optional study plan
2018/2019 (P2117) Mining (2101V012) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Optional study plan

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