220.000 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 1.5h, 2.5EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • name the differences between soil and rock mechanics,
  • explain the differences between rock and rock mass,
  • describe suitable exploration measures for different building projects in rock mass,
  • discuss different concepts of rock mass classification,
  • discuss rock mechanical characteristics and appropriate laboratory and field tests,
  • quote methods for tunnel and tunnel design and to outline the basics of rock mass behavior-analysis based on the perforated disk,
  • distinguish between different tunneling methods,
  • list the basic principles of the new Austrian tunneling method (NATM), 
  • outline the load transfer of foundations in rock masses,
  • give an overview of the common anchor types and to explain the functioning of different anchor types in soil and rock,
  • solve simple numerical examples related to rock mechanics and slope stability.

Subject of course

The course covers the following topics:

  • Rock mechanics
  • Rock engineering
  • Tunneling

An introduction to the basic concepts of rock mechanics will be given, exploring the importance of distinguishing between rock and rock mass. Essential laboratory tests and field tests to determine parameters of rock mechanics are explained. Different methods for rock mass classification, which are influenced by these parameters are presented. 

Various options for the calculation of tunnel structures, possibilities for assessing the slope-stability in rock engineering and the concept of the ‘observational method’ used in Austria are explained. Furthermore, the principle of operation for different types of anchors is discussed and state of the art construction methods for both slopes in rock masses and tunnels are outlined. 

Teaching methods

Introduction to basics of rock mechanics and rock mechanics related issues. Rock mass classification systems and options for the calculation of tunnel structures and specific failure mechanisms of slopes in rock engineering are discussed. Common construction methods for tunnels and slopes in rock masses are presented. Simple numeric examples can be solved with the knowledge provided in this lecture.

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

Zuordnung im Masterstudium Bauingenieurwesen (Studienkennzahl: 066 505):
Modul 1 der Vertiefungsrichtung Geotechnik;
Modul 3 der anderen Vertiefungsrichtungen

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon08:00 - 09:3007.10.2019Hörsaal 15 First Lecture
Mon08:00 - 09:3014.10.2019 - 27.01.2020Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon08:00 - 10:0003.02.2020Hörsaal 15 Fels- und Tunnelbau
Rock Engineering and Tunneling - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon07.10.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 First Lecture
Mon14.10.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon21.10.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon28.10.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon04.11.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon11.11.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon18.11.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon25.11.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon02.12.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon09.12.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon16.12.201908:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon13.01.202008:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon20.01.202008:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon27.01.202008:00 - 09:30Hörsaal 15 Rock Engineering and Tunneling
Mon03.02.202008:00 - 10:00Hörsaal 15 Fels- und Tunnelbau

Examination modalities

Written exam with open theoretical questions and numerical rock mechanics related examples (Basics of rock mechanics, slope stability).

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed08:00 - 09:0027.11.2019HS 11 Paul Ludwik written28.10.2019 12:00 - 25.11.2019 12:00TISSPrüfung Fels- und Tunnelbau am 27.11.2019
Thu08:00 - 09:0023.01.2020HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky written23.12.2019 12:00 - 20.01.2020 12:00TISSPrüfung Fels- und Tunnelbau am 23.01.2020
Thu12:00 - 13:0012.03.2020HS 11 Paul Ludwik written27.01.2020 12:00 - 10.03.2020 12:00TISSPrüfung Fels- und Tunnelbau am 12.03.2020
Mon12:00 - 13:0027.04.2020HS 11 Paul Ludwik written27.03.2020 23:00 - 16.04.2020 00:00TISSPrüfung Fels- und Tunnelbau am 27.04.2020
Fri08:00 - 09:0026.06.2020HS 13 Ernst Melan written03.06.2020 12:00 - 24.06.2020 00:00TISSPrüfung Fels- und Tunnelbau am 26.06.2020

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Studienblätter (Institut), Rock Engineering (Butterworth)

Previous knowledge

Grundbau und Bodenmechanik

Language

German