542-0940/03 – Rock and Soil Mechanics (MHaZ)

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
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KON036 Ing. Pavel Konečný, Dr.
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

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.

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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:

Jumikis,A.R.: Rock Mechanics. Second edition, Trans Tech publication, 1983 Petroš,V.: Rock and Soil Mechanics VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Ostrava 2005, ISBN 80-248-0807-2 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

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Osnova: Syllabus of lectures: 1st Mechanics of rocks and soils as part of mining geomechanics discipline. 2nd The rock in the geological conditions. 3rd Mutual relations of the rock samples - a mountain massif. 4th Strength and deformation of rocks and its expression influencing factors. 5th Methods, hypotheses and theories describing and explaining the manifestation of stress-deformation rocks. 6th Technical properties of rocks 7th Energy hypotheses workability. 8th Hypotheses limit states of rocks and mountain massif.

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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