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MIME 323 Rock and Soil Mass Characterization (3 credits)

Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


Mining & Materials Engineering : Characteristics of soil and rock masses and the stability of mine workings. Mechanical properties of rocks and soils related to physical/chemical properties. Characterization of rock mass discontinuities. Laboratory and in-situ techniques to define mechanical properties of soils, rocks and discontinuities. Permeability and groundwater flow principles. In-situ stresses and their measurement. Rock mass quality and classification systems.

Terms: Winter 2013

Instructors: Faramarz P Hassani (Winter)

  • (3-3-3)
  • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EPSC 221 and MIME 200