Part 1: Fundamentals

Modelling:
Stresses, Strains, Permeability

Investigation:
Mapping, Drilling, Adits, etc.

Testing:
Laboratory and In Situ

Exercises:
Assessment of Rock Mass

Fundamentals

Part 2: Analyses

Wedge Type:
Slopes, Tunnel Walls, Dam Abutments

Finite Elements:
Computer Programs FEST03 and HYD03, Evaluation of Section, Boundary Conditions, Mesh Generation and Input Data, Representation of Results (useful for Design)

Exercises:
Tunnels, Slopes, Dams

Analyses

Part 3: Tunnels

NATM/Shotcrete Method:
Excavation, Support and Lining

TBM:
Type of TBM, Cutting Tools, Face Support, Segmental Lining

Design Concept:
Engineering versus Classification

Exercises:
Analysis and Design

Tunnels

Part 4: Dam Foundation

Investigation:
Drillings, Lugeon Tests, Adits

Analyses:
Dead Weight, Seepage, Earthquake

Grouting, Drainage:
Design

Monitoring:
During and Post Construction

Case Studies, Exercises:
Old Masonry Dam, RCC Dam

Dam Foundation

Part 5: Slopes

Investigation:
Drillings, Piezometers

Analyses:
Wedge Type, Finite Elements

Stabilization:
Retaining Structures, Anchors, Shotcrete, Drainage

Case Studies:
Big Rock Slide

Exercises:
Backanalysis of a Slide

Slopes

Organisation

Who should attend

Civil, Mining and Geo-engineers as well as Geologists who are involved in rock engineering will benefit. Also students of the corresponding fields are welcome.

Language

The course will be held in English. Some speakers also have command of the Spanish language so that translation is possible in case of necessity.

Daily Time Schedule

09.00 - 10.30: Lectures
10.30 - 11.00: Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30: Lectures
12.30 - 13.30: Lunch
13.30 - 15.00: Lectures
15.00 - 15.30: Coffee Break
15.30 - 17.00: Lectures

1st Day: Joint Dinner

Registration

The shortcourse is held on demand.

Number of Attendees:
The numbers of attendees is limited to min. 10 persons and max. 30 persons.

Course Fee:
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