Spring 2018 - EASC 711 G500
Directed Readings (3)
Class Number: 13203
Delivery Method: In Person
DIRECTED READINGS – GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERISATION OF ROCK MASSESS:
This course will include literature review of the state-of-the-art in geotechnical characterisation of rock masses including remote sensing, field methods and continuum/discontiniuum numerical modelling. A particular empahsis of the course will be the application of new geovisualisation methods to rock mass characterisation including Virtual and Mixed Reality techniques. Computer laboratory work associated with the course will include the application of advanced continuum and discontinuum codes to rock mass modelling. The use of discrete fracture networks will also be introduced. A geotechnical project will be undertaken involving optimised interpretation of borehole, field, remote sensing and modelling data using VR/MR techniques. The course will be assessed based on written computer laboratory reports, summaries of the literature consulted through scheduled seminars and a design project using a combined numerical modelling-VR/MR approach
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