Feb 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

CEE 434 - Rock Mechanics



Mechanical behavior of rock with engineering and geologic application; basic solid mechanics and rheology of rocks; rock testing; theories of failure; Griffith theory, McClintock-Walsh theory; scale effects and creep. Engineering applications in tunneling and dam foundations. Geologic applications in faulting, folding, isostasy, igneous intrusion, and petroleum formation.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Advanced Standing  . All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. The maximum number of attempts for this course is three, including earned grades, withdrawals, and audits.
Notes: This course is crosslisted with CEE 634. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.