COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Mechanic of Rock * JZ   311 5 2 2.5 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Instructors
Prof.Dr.İSMAİL ALTAY ACAR1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
Students are acquainted with the knowledge and fundamental principles of rock mechanical properties, design analysis in and on rocks, rock material properties and use of field.
Content
This course covers the practical aspects of rock mechanics. Topics include: rock mass classification, shear strength of discontinuities, structurally controlled instability in tunnels, slope stability, factor of safety and probability of failure, analysis of rockfall hazards, in situ and induced stresses, rock mass properties, tunnels in weak rock, rockbolts and cables, shotcrete support and blasting damage in rock

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. Real
2
Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards
3
Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
4
Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
5
Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
6
Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date
7
Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language. Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously.
8
Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications. Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. Ha

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to Rock Mechanics; Historical Perspective, Field of Rock Mechanics Literature review
2 Rock Characterization; Rock Material and Rock Mass descriptions, mechanical characteristics, site investigation, Hoek and Brown Criteria Study on previous lecture and homeworks
3 Groundwater; Water in Rock, Concept of pressure and flow Study on previous lecture and homeworks
4 Rock Weathering; description of weathering degree and zones Study on previous lecture and homeworks
5 Stress; Forces, stresses and their effects, nature and causes of rock stresses, methods of stress and deformation measurement in the field Study on previous lecture and homeworks
6 Measurement, Prediction and Monitoring of Rock Behaviour; Design methods, strength testing methods, deformability testing, dynamic elastic behaviour, swelling behaviour Study on previous lecture and homeworks
7 Behaviour of discontinuities; determination of shear strength, joint deformation, stiffness, and compliance Study on previous lecture and homeworks
8 Mid-term exam Study on previous lecture and homeworks
9 Rock Excavation and Stabilization; Blasting Methods, Mechanical methods, slope stability Study on previous lecture and homeworks
10 Slope Design; rockfalla, rock block slides, wedge type failure, toppling, testing and design methods Study on previous lecture and homeworks
11 Tunnel Engineering; stress and deformation distributions in tunnel excavations, rock reinforcement Study on previous lecture and homeworks
12 Quarrying and use of stone; stone materials, evaluation of resources, rockfill, aggregates for road stone, concrete and ballast Study on previous lecture and homeworks
13 Rock Foundations; types of foundations, shallow footings, deep foundations, foundation investigations, foundation design Study on previous lecture and homeworks
14 Introducing Rock Mechanics Softwares; problem solutions with student versions of RocScience and Plaxis softwares (1) Study on previous lecture and homeworks
15 Introducing Rock Mechanics Softwares; problem solutions with student versions of RocScience and Plaxis softwares (2) Study on previous lecture and homeworks
16-17 Final exam Study on all semester courses

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources
Hoek E and Bray J. W. 1981. Rock Slope Engineering. Institution of Mining and MetallurgyGoodman R. E. 1989. Introduction to Rock Mechanics. 2nd Edt. WileyJaeger J. C., N. G.W. Cook, and R. W. Zimmerman. 2009. Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics. 4th Edt. Blackwell Publishing Hoek E and Brown E. T. 1980. Underground Excavations in Rock. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Hudson J. A. and Harrison J. P. 2000. Engineering Rock Mechanics-An Introduction to the Principles. PergamonHudson J. A. and Harrison J. P. 2000. Engineering Rock Mechanics-Part 2 illustrative worked examples. Pergamon