Rock Mechanics (2152204)   Old Code : 152203

4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem

Mining engineers will be responsible to supervise the operation of driving various kinds of safe & stable underground opening. They should be able to select the suitable shape & size of opening with suitable drilling pattern, explosives & shot firing with its tools. This subject provides them basic knowledge of stress concentration fields, rock strength, its associated problems & remedies which will make them able to supervise & drive safe & stable underground opening.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
The course content should be taught with the aim to develop required skills in the students so that students are able to acquire following competency:
  • Resolve problems related to strata stability for safe underground and surface mining operations using knowledge and skills of rock mechanics.

  • Active Learning
    Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos,animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.