542-0931/01 – Mine Workings Stability and Geomechanical Monitoring (SDDaGM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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 the application of basic knowledge of geomechanics and geotechnics, with the help of which students can assess the stability of mining works. An integral part of the course are the possibilities and methods of monitoring the stability of mining works.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course deals with the stability of underground mine workings and rock walls during quarrying. First, the classification of the rock mass and the definition of limit states is discussed. Furthermore, students will learn to assess the stability of mining works, identify possible hazards and risks from data conducted by geotechnical survey and geotechnical monitoring. The conclusion of the course is devoted to proposals for appropriate stabilization of mine workings, including the proposal of appropriate additional monitoring.

Compulsory literature:

HOEK, Evert, Peter Konrad KAISER a W. F. BAWDEN. Support of underground excavations in hard rock. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1995. ISBN 90-5410-186-5. AYDAN, Ömer. Rock mechanics and rock engineering. Volume 2, Applications of rock mechanics - rock engineering. Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2020]. ISBN 978-0-367-42165-6. DUNNICLIFF, John. Geotechnical instrumentation for monitoring field performance. New York: Wiley, c1993. ISBN 0-471-00546-0.

Recommended literature:

ZANG, Arno a Ove STEPHANSSON. Stress field of the Earth's crust. Dordrecht: Springer, c2010. ISBN 978-1-4020-8443-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Průběžná kontrola znalostí individuálně zadávanými úkoly, kontrolní otázky v rámci konzultací k předmětu. Ústní zkouška.



Other requirements

účast na konzultaci, vypracování rešerše na dané téma


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Rock mass classifications. Strength and failure criteria. Rock mass in-Situ stress and induced stresses. Stability and support design of underground tunnels. Methods of dimensioning the pillars and excavations. Methods for assessing the stability of rock walls and slopes. Principles of monitoring. Monitoring of movements in mining works. Stress measuring and load monitoring of reinforcement Surface deformation monitoring.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (P0724D290004) Mining and Mining Geomechanics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0724D290004) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290004) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290004) Mining and Mining Geomechanics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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