542-0978/03 – Technical Properties of Rock (TVH)

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 introduction2003/2004Year 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 goal of the subject students first learn the basic concepts and importance of the subject of rock and soil mechanics. Are also discussed properties of rocks and soils, which are presented in sets of physical properties, mechanical properties and technological properties of rocks including methods of their determination.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Subject deals with physical, physiochemical, mechanical and technological rock properties, limit states conditions and breaking hypothesis.

Compulsory literature:

Jumikis,A.R.: Rock Mechanics. Second Edition, Trans Tech Publications, 1983

Recommended literature:

Journal: world mining

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

• determine the basic physical and mechanical properties of rocks and soils in the laboratory according to applicable standards and recommended practices • classify mountain range (or soil) based on the determination of the physico-mechanical properties of rocks and soils Control test and semester work.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) Introduction, importance MHaZ, basic concepts, rock, soil, rock mass, etc. genesis of rocks, the distribution of basic properties of rocks and soils. 2) Physical properties - descriptive (mass and gravitational properties, porosity, density, humidity, saturation, grain size composition, soil classification, etc.). 3) Physical and technical characteristics (permeability, thermal properties, properties used in geophysics) 4) Physico-chemical properties (boptnavost, rozbřídavost, consistency states soils, consistency limits, plasticity index, consistency ...). 5) Mechanical properties of rocks and soils - the basic division of moss. properties, strength properties of rocks and soils. 6) Mechanical properties of rocks and soils - strain and rheological properties of rocks (modulus of elasticity and deformation, Poisson's ratio ...). 7) Rheological modeling 8) Factors affecting the detection of mechanical properties, conversion laboratory strength to strength massif, mechanical anisotropy of rocks. 9) Technological properties of rocks (zkypřitelnost, porosity, compressibility, external friction, abrasiveness, Workability, hardness, abrasion resistance, frost resistance, etc.) 10) The energy characteristics of the rocks.

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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