542-0929/03 – Theory of Rock Deformation and Breaking (TPPH)

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
Instruction secured by
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SAN02 doc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basic theories of elasticity and plasticity, involved the voltage přetvárnými manifestations of rock and rock mass, energy dissipation in rocks and terms of limit states.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Subject concentrate attention to the basic of elasticity and plasticity of rocks and deals with stress strain behaviour of rock and rock mass, dissipation of the energy in rocks and by of limit state conditions.

Compulsory literature:

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

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Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements

individual consultations


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The difference between total strain and elastic deformation Reshaping rock at a time Rock resistance versus time at constant strain Characteristics of the transformation of the yield strength Differences between the strength of the excitement and tension of the specimen Types of rock destruction Energy characteristics of rocks in the process of loading Hypotheses limit states

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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