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Rock Mechanics

  • Course Code :
    MAN 301
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

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Area of Study :

The course aims to familiarize the 3rd year students with the Stress analysis, strain analysis, stress strain relations, some important problems in rock mechanics, rock behavior and loads, theories of rock failures.

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Rock Mechanics

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- To be familiar with mechanical and physical properties of rocks.
2- To differentiate between laboratory and in-situ tests for different types of rocks.
3- To be familiar with methodologies of solving rock engineering problems and data collection.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Select appropriate solutions for engineering problems based on analytical thinking.
2- Think in a creative and innovative way in problem solving and design.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design, business context and engineering practice integrally to solve engineering problems.
2- Professionally merge the engineering knowledge, understanding, and feedback to improve design, products and/or services.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Ability to work in a team.
2- Ability to share ideas and communicate with others
3- Ability to deal with others according to the rules of professional ethics.

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Rock Mechanics

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Geological Aspects of Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics Stresses Around Boreholes. Borehole Failure Criteria. 3 Stresses and strains in cylindrical coordinates As above
Rock as a Material 3 Rock-forming minerals/The mechanical nature of roc As above
Analysis of Stress and Strain 3 Displacement and strain As above
Deformation and Failure of Rock 3 Mohr’s hypothesis As above
Laboratory Testing of Rocks 3 Hydrostatic tests As above
Geological Aspects of Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics 3 Mechanical properties of sedimentary rocks As above

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