Mechanics of Rocks
9 units (3-0-6) |
Prerequisites: Ae/Ge/ME 160 a.
Basic principles of deformation, strength, and stressing of rocks. Elastic behavior, plasticity, viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, creep, damage, friction, failure mechanisms, shear localization, and interaction of deformation processes with fluids. Engineering and geological applications.
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