May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

MEM 450/550 Rock Slope Engineering

Credits: (3-0) 3

Modes of slope failure. Economic consequences of instability in mining and construction. Geological factors controlling stability of rock slopes. Shear strength of highly jointed rock mass and discontinuities. Projection methods. Vectoral analysis of 3-D problems by means of the stereographic projection method. Analytical, graphical and computer analysis of planar, wedge and toppling failures. Probabilistic methods.

Prerequisites: MEM 304/304L  
Notes: Students enrolled in MEM 550 will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in MEM 450.

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